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Sixth through eighth grades.

Track All Over Trash

School: 
Southwest Livingston County R-1
Teacher Name: 
Mrs. Amber Hughes
Class: 
Seventh Grade Class
School District: 
Livingston County R-1
Number of Participants: 
13

The trash can is a tractor made with many recycled items such as over 724 pop cans, 475 pop tabs, cardboard, bubble wrap, spray paint, cardboard tubes, and construction paper.  The top of the tractor has yellow and black letters that say "Track All Over Trash." The No More Trash logo is found on the front of the cab.  The soda cans used all over the tractor were brought in by a student and our custodian. It is a sculptural trash can that turns a lot of heads! The portal for trash is found in the front of the cab where the trash can itself sits.        

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Keeping Litter out of Paradise

School: 
New Haven Elementary
Teacher Name: 
Elizabeth Hellmann
Class: 
Sixth Grade Green Leaders
School District: 
New Haven Elementary, New Haven, Missouri 63090
Number of Participants: 
6

Don't Let Litter Flow into Paradise. Our 6th green leaders came up with the beach theme and created a trash can that reminds us to care for our oceans, rivers and streams by keeping clean and free of trash.

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Grow Up and Recycle

School: 
Salisbury Elementary
Teacher Name: 
Mrs. Amber King
Class: 
6th Grade Art Club
School District: 
Salisbury
Number of Participants: 
6

"Grow Up and Recycle" is a terra cotta pot with flowers growing out of it.  The flowers are healthy and beautiful because the people around it are recycling and taking care of the environment.  The Grow Up and Recycle also reminds children to grow up into adults who will recycle and take care of the earth.

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Pounce on Trash

School: 
Cross Keys Middle School
Teacher Name: 
Amanda Eye
Class: 
8th Grade Science Lab
School District: 
Ferguson-Florissant School District
Number of Participants: 
9
CKMS Cougars Pounce on Trash

Students in 8th Grade Science Academic Lab began the process of trash can design for No MOre Trash by each designing a trash can and slogan.  The students then voted on their designs, with the winning design being a cougar to represent our school mascot (Cross Keys Cougars).  We found and incorporated nearly all recycled materials.  The students found an unused trash can in the building, the head of the cougar was 3-D modeled and cut from discarded yard signs, for paper mache we used recycled newspaper and old classroom handouts, and the paint was all extra from a different project.

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Club Green Grizzlies

School: 
Paul Kinder Middle School
Teacher Name: 
Ashley Couch
Class: 
Club Green
School District: 
Blue Springs
Number of Participants: 
10

The students made a trash can into a grizzly bear. The slogan says NO MO Trash For Our Grizzlies. The can promotes grizzlies eating salmon instead of human trash.

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"Blast Your Trash Away!"

School: 
Hose Home-school
Teacher Name: 
Carl Hose
Class: 
Nature and Art
School District: 
Branson, Mo
Number of Participants: 
1

After the Branson flood in Dec. 2015, our family took a hike at Stockstill Park and found two damaged and dirty trash cans as well as many other trash items that needed picked up. We saw the contest online and decided to leap into action. Stone Hose gathered the trash cans, repaired them so that they could be used again, and then decorated them to resemble a Nasa rocket. Our slogan is "Blast your Trash Away!" and we are sponsored by the Brentwood Garden Club of Springfield, Mo.

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Turn the Lights Out On Trash!

School: 
Malta Bend R-V School
Teacher Name: 
Ms. Justine Gorrell
Class: 
7th grade Art
School District: 
Malta Bend R-V
Number of Participants: 
5

After watching the movie WALL-E, the 7th grade students discussed ways we could keep our planet from becoming the uninhabitable Earth in the movie. We talked about how some plastics, stryofoam, etc. could be around Earth for billions of years and even end up in outer space someday. They really wanted to do an outer space theme portraying how trash can last forever using neon and glow-in-the-dark colors! They chose the theme "Turn the lights out on trash" to show that just because the earth may look clean, there is hidden trash all over our planet.

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Don't Be Trashy, Be Classy!

School: 
Festus Middle School
Teacher Name: 
Valerie Walker
Class: 
8th grade art
School District: 
Festus R 6
Number of Participants: 
4
Classy Carriage Can project
Classy Carriage Can group

Each year our 8th graders, aproximately 65 students, enjoy competing in the No MOre Trash contest.  Students brainstorm and we choose the most creative ideas and work in groups.  They plan and execute everything: construction of relief components, plaster coverage, painting and adding-on recyclables.  Finally, they must complete project evaluations and "lobby" for the teachers' vote. They temporarliy become a school-wide display that everyone enjoys, before being relocated to their permanent placement throughout our building.

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Go-pher A Trash Free World

School: 
Green City R-1
Teacher Name: 
Marjorie Fisher
Class: 
8th Grade Art
School District: 
Green City R-1
Number of Participants: 
7
Green City 8th grade artists

8th grade artists used Green City's mascot (a gopher) to help portray the message that everyone should "go-pher" a trash free world.  

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