An Experiment in Zero-Waste

Banner_pic_recycleResidence on Earth blogger, Clara Changxin Fang, details her journey toward a waste-free (or minimal waste) life by recycling, composting and cutting back on certain luxuries.

From the entry: “The average American generates 4.3 pounds of household waste per day and diverts 34% of it through composting and recycling. With a little effort, I generated only 0.85 pounds of waste per day and diverted 80% of it from the landfill.”

We can all make a significant impact on our environment with relatively minimal effort. The Waste Reduction Challenge offers educational lessons and activities for students of all grade levels to learn about waste and the importance of recycling and reducing consumption. Make the Waste Reduction Challenge your Green Week theme!

Read all of the ‘Experiment in Zero-Waste’ blog here: 

About Green Education Foundation (GEF)

Mission Green Education Foundation (GEF), a non-profit organization, is committed to creating a sustainable future through education. Sustainability Education provides educators with the real-world applied learning models that connect science, technology, and math education with the broader human concerns of environmental, economic, and social systems. GEF provides curriculum and resources to K-12 students and teachers worldwide with the goal of challenging youth to think holistically and critically about global environmental concerns and solutions. Visit to register for free and to gain full access to GEF’s comprehensive library of standards-based lessons and activities.
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