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.
Sixth through eighth grades.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
8th grade artists used Green City's mascot (a gopher) to help portray the message that everyone should "go-pher" a trash free world.
Missouri Hits the Bullseye by Targeting Trash