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Recycling Resources for Teachers

It’s important to teach children about being environmentally responsible and recycling plays a part in that teaching. So here are some resources to help you. It’s a good mix of education, fun and a few environmental charities to top it all off.

Educational Resources

1. http://www.recyclezone.org.uk/

Recycle Zone is a fun website for teachers, children and schools. It is focused on the three Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) and it has great activities as well as useful information.

2. http://www.recyclenow.com/

Recycle Now is a website put together for teachers. There are lesson plans, a school assembly and tons of information on recycling.

3. http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/themes/theenvironment/

Here’s a list of resources including lots of lesson plans, activities and fact sheets.

4. http://www.sparklebox.co.uk/thumbs811-815/sb815prev.html#.U7UzF_ldW_t

Sparklebox is packed full of resources for teachers. This particular link takes you to some helpful posters to put up in the classroom.

5. http://recycling.alltop.com/

This website has compiled a list of recycling related blogs. Enjoy!

Environmental Charities

1. http://earthrestorationservice.org/

A really great charity to do some fundraising for or even to work with! You could work with ERS to develop a native tree nursery or wildflower habitat at your school.

2. http://se-ed.co.uk/edu/

Seed stands for ‘Sustainability and Environmental Education’. Seed is a charity that helps schools to be sustainable. Just one of the things you can do through them is to get free solar panels for your school!

3. http://www.ypte.org.uk/

YPTE is The Young People’s Trust for the Environment. They work with schools to educate young people about the environment and make a difference. Their website also has lots of information and a great blog!

4. http://www.charitychoice.co.uk/charities/environment

If you’re still looking for more charities Charity Choice have categorized a whole load of them for ease of access!

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