Detroit MI Public Schools are educating students about recycling methods and how they can serve to protect their environment through proper waste disposal methods.
In 2007, Detroit Public Schools paired up with a recycling service, Recycle Here to help the schools recycle their waste. Recycle Here provides the schools with pickup services so that they can have their recyclables picked up directly. Another partnership with Green Living Science bloomed, which helps to educate the children of proper waste disposal methods, recycling and sustainability through educational programs.
The students of Detroit Public Schools are given opportunities to conduct hands on recycling methods and given responsibilities such as collecting the recyclables. They are also part of educational lectures in which they are taught and engaged in talk about trash and the environment. They learn of pollution and how hazardous waste materials can be to the area they live in. Green Living Science educators delegate educators to go from classroom to classroom to conduct these educational discussions.
Teaching students about recycling has given them the confidence that they can make a difference in the world. They are developing proper waste disposal habits at a young age and educators are hoping this will encourage them to continue these habits throughout their lifetime. Green Living Science tries to keep educating students’ fun so that they are always engaged and interested in learning more about protecting their environment.
Detroit plans to continue their efforts not only throughout the public school systems but within the city. Three neighborhoods have already begun curbside programs in which they have noticed an increase of recycling after the children in those neighborhoods were educated on proper recycling methods in school.
Green Living Science has a series that they follow when educating the school children. Their goals are to educate students and give them an outlet to help aid in recycling. They are getting the children excited and encouraging them to want to aid in the health of the environment.