3-5

Third through fifth grade.

No MOre Trash or No More Fishing

School: 
H.O.U.S.E. Homeschool Group
Teacher Name: 
Sheila Freeland
Class: 
Homeschool Group 4th & 5th grades
School District: 
Butler County
Number of Participants: 
5

Our Homeschool class chose to create a trash can the represents the harm trash has on our riverways. The fish are jumping out of the poluted water and protesting that there won't be any fishing if people keep on throwing out their trash. They created the Missouri fish (bluegill, carp, and blue catfish) using paper maché clay and then painting. They also created a box turtle that was damaged by soda rings using the same technique with paper maché clay. They used recyclables by using actual trash to decorate their can.

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Lion Leaders Against Littering

School: 
Maple Grove Elementary
Teacher Name: 
Aubrey Bauer & Dawn Coke
Class: 
Recycling Team
School District: 
Northwest R-1 School District
Number of Participants: 
6

Leader Lions Against Littering Our recycling club worked very hard to reuse materials to make our lion. They took a trash can that was already in use, an old laundry basket from one of the sponsors, and recycled newspaper to paper mache. As a building Maple Grove Elementary is reducing our carbon footprint. We started doing single stream recycling at the beginning of the school year. These students have lead the charge to reduce the amount of waste we are sending to the landfill each week. They help the students in their grade levels sort out their waste.

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Girl Scouts Make the World a Better Place with No MOre Trash!

School: 
Ross Elementary
Teacher Name: 
Kass Stolzberg, Girl Scout Troop Organizer
Class: 
Girl Scouts: third grade Brownies and fourth grade Juniors
School District: 
Parkway
Number of Participants: 
10

As part of the Girl Scout Law, we promise to do our best to make the world a better place, use resources wisely and be a sister to every Girl Scout. We used our resources wisely by converting empty 50 gallon plastic drums donated by Speedy's Car Wash in to custom trash cans for the students at Ross Elementary.  A single theme, Make the World a Better Place with No MOre Trash!, was presented as a school wide Girl Scout opportunity and successfully united numerous Girl Scout Troops.

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Elsa & Olaf's Crystal Clear Recycled Ice Castle!

School: 
Woerther Elementary School
Teacher Name: 
Christie Brunk & Nina Baumann
Class: 
Miss Baumann's fourth grade class
School District: 
Rockwood School District
Number of Participants: 
20

Our project is a Frozen themed trash can. Our slogan is "Some trash is worth melting for, don't let it go in to missouri trash dumps, be creative and recycle!" We used the quotes "let it go" and "some people are worth melting for" from the movie Frozen. We collected recyclable materials from every lunch shift and brought in recycled materials from home as well to create Elsa's castle from Disney's Frozen! We wanted to teach the children about the importance of knowing what is trash and what can be recycled, and most of the time just about everything we use at school can be recycled!

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Lion Leaders Against Littering

School: 
Maple Grove Elementary
Teacher Name: 
Aubrey Bauer & Dawn Coke
Class: 
Recycling Team
School District: 
Northwest R-1 School District
Number of Participants: 
6

Our school recycling team designed our lion and worked very hard to bring him to life. They are a dedicated group of individuals trying to save the world by reducing Maple Grove Elementary's carbon footprint. This year we started single stream recycling in our building. We have cut down from taking 5 dumpsters to the landfill every week, now we only send 2 dumpsters to the landfill.

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"Let's Lock Up Litter"

School: 
Tuscumbia Elementary School
Teacher Name: 
Mrs. Constance Wyrick
Class: 
3rd and 4th grade students in the LEOS (gifted) program at the elementary school
School District: 
Miller County R-III School District - Tuscumbia
Number of Participants: 
7

    The students who completed this entry are 3rd and 4th graders in our LEOS gifted program. This past quarter, we had been studying polymers - both natural and man-made. Of course, plastics were studied, including how we recycle plastics using a numbering system. When I suggested to the students that they design a trash can for the NoMOre Trash contest, I also showed them a picture of Peanut. They were quite upset and decided that if the plastic around Peanut had been recycled, it wouldn't have been there to hurt the turtle.

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We're MACON a difference!

School: 
Macon R-I Elementary
Teacher Name: 
Megan Pollard and Bethany Brodersen
Class: 
Macon Elementary Student Council
School District: 
Macon R-I
Number of Participants: 
12

The Macon Elementary Student Council, located in Macon, Missouri, was very excited to submit an entry for the trash can contest. Last year was the first year for the Elementary Student Council. The very first project the Student Council worked on was implementing a recycling program in the elementary. This program works in conjunction with Diversified Industries of Macon. Each room in the elementary has a recycling box for paper. Everyday Student Council representatives collect the recycled paper, bag it up, and leave it in a designated location to be picked up for treatment.

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Leaf Your Trash in the Can!

School: 
Belvidere Elementary School
Teacher Name: 
Carol Kunce
Class: 
Green Team
School District: 
Grandview C4
Number of Participants: 
9

"Leaf Your Trash in the Can" encourages our students and staff to throw trash away in the can and not on the ground. We remind everyone to recycle their paper in our paper bins at school by the use of our slogan; "1, 2, 3 Save a Tree". Our can has been decorated with recyclable materials: leaves cut from magazines, and branches and roots made from paper towel and toilet tissue tubes. The Green Team at Belvidere Elementary School in Grandview, Missouri is an after-school group that meets once a month. Our mission is to promote recycling and Earth-friendly ideas in our school and community.

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