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Ms. Atupan from Orlando FL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help JHS students Save our Environment by Zero Waste Management

Help me give my students tools for recycling/zero Waste Management. By applying what they have learned in Environmental Science lessons, applying the 7R's of Waste Management (reuse, repurpose, rot, repair, return, refill and refuse) they can save nature.

  • $746 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I love my environemntal Science students since they are so excited to share with their friends, parents, and community what they have learned in their Science class. Recently, they have made a thorough research of what needs to be done to improve the JHS community about managing wastes and saving the environment. They made posters, brochures, and presented in class and proposed that our community must have a bin that can separate plastics from metal, papers, glass, and food.

My Project

My Environmental Science students are eager to apply what they have learned in their class especially about Zero Waste Management. By using 7R's (reuse, repurpose, rot, repair, return, refill and refuse), they can practice their skills of helping make the environment clean.

By using the recyclable bins in each Environmental Science classrooms and other appropriate school places, students at school can throw their garbage at the appropriate bags so other wastes can be REUSED such as water bottles, papers, etc.

REPURPOSE takes reuse to a new level by adding do-it-yourself skills to the mix. The same plastic water bottle that can be refilled with tap water can be crafted into a music shaker, bird feeder or other useful items. An old vintage school desk could be repainted and used as a child’s home study desk, while a rusty rake head can be hung upside down to display wine glasses. Repurposing is sometimes called “upcycling” since the materials are not broken down to be recycled but rather are being added to for a better use so those water bottles thrown in the recycled bag can be used again. ROT takes advantage of nature’s natural decomposition process to manage organic resources like food scraps, dead leaves, tree limbs and grass clippings. By using the requested material such as the garbage clippers, students can help pick up food scraps, dead leaves, tree limbs and other waste that can be rot. As these materials decompose in a controlled environment they create compost, a beneficial soil amendment that can improve gardens and the quality of soil in general. Agricultural Science teacher as also teaching environmental science can make compost “black gold” since it helps plants retain moisture and gives them beneficial nutrients. REFILL is similar to reuse because we’re encouraged to use containers again.

Ms. Atupan
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Futureup 2 Pack - 32" Foldable Reacher Grabber, Long Handy Assist Tool, Flexible Lightweight Trash Grabber, Garbage Picker Upper Tool, Claw Trash Garbage Picker • Amazon Business $9.99 25 $249.75
Acrimet Wastebasket for Recycling 27QT (4 Units) • Amazon Business $33.90 6 $203.40
4 Pack of Bins - Blue Stackable Recycling Bin Container with Handle 6 Gallon • Amazon Business $53.72 2 $107.44
Dust Pan and Broom/Dustpan Cleans Broom Combo with 40"/52" Long Handle for Home Kitchen Room Office Lobby Floor Use Upright Stand up Dustpan Broom Set • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Hefty Recycling Tall Kitchen Trash Bags, Blue, 13 Gallon, 60 Count • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29

Materials cost

$594.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$633.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$111.85

Total project goal

$745.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$745.64

4 Donors

-$372.82

Donations toward project cost

-$316.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.92

match offer

-$372.81

Match offer toward project cost

-$316.89

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.92

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$0.00

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