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Sixth through eighth grades.

Team Clean

School: 
Fatima
Teacher Name: 
Sonya Walker
Class: 
Junior High Art
School District: 
Osage R-III
Number of Participants: 
28

The Fatima Junior High art class would like to announce that there is a new and fashionable recycle bin for plastic soda and water bottles in our school’s hall way. The trashcan’s design represents how we can keep earth and nature beautiful if we recycle. The team worked hard to make this recycle can stylish and earth friendly by using old salvaged tin cans. In the pass all recyclable water bottles were placed in our school’s trash cans and ended up in the land filled. Now they are deposited in our new bin. Students will be transporting the recyclables weekly to a local recycle center.

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Re-Use and You'll Never Lose, Leap Up - Recycle!

School: 
Pattonville Heights Middle School
Teacher Name: 
Nanse Fischer, Jane Stokes, Pam Walsh
Class: 
Leaping Lizards Recycling Club
School District: 
Pattonville School District
Number of Participants: 
14

     Our recycling club, Leaping Lizards, wanted to inspire our school to increase the amount of materials we recycle. The "No MOre Trash" contest seemed like the perfect venue. The students took one of our single stream recycling cans and came up with the idea of combining the current basketball season with a "Leaping Lizard" paper mache' mascot. The students worked with the Art teacher, Ms. Walsh, to create the "Leaping Lizard" from old newspapers, cardboard rolls and plaster, then they recycled odd craft materials into the body decorations.

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You don't THneed to throw away!

School: 
Academie Lafayette
Teacher Name: 
Christele Marsh
Class: 
Green Team
School District: 
Kansas City
Number of Participants: 
10

 This project was entirely done by the Green team before school or during recess. Students came up with the idea of the Lorax because the book has been an inspiration in their childhood and continues to inspire them. Students painted and decorated the trash can using their own ideas. The head of the Lorax was made from paper mache using recycled paper. The project is in one of the main hallway of the school so that everyone can see it and gets inspired to reuse and recycle.

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Dunk the Junk

School: 
Crystal City Junior High
Teacher Name: 
Ms. Kristine Carey
Class: 
Character Ed
School District: 
Crystal City 47
Number of Participants: 
19

    We wanted to show that keeping things clean can be fun, so we made a basketball themed trashcan that allows students to practice their skills at shooting hoops while putting their trash where it belongs!

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Open up to the World of Repurposing. . . One man's Trash is another man's Treasure

School: 
School of the Osage Middle School
Teacher Name: 
Karen Blevins
Class: 
8th Grade GATES
School District: 
School of the Osage
Number of Participants: 
7

     Our trash can theme focuses on repurposing with the slogan “Open up to the World of Repurposing… One man’s trash is another man’s Treasure.” The top of the trashcan displays a paper mache treasure chest filled with beads and gold NoMore Trash doubloons pillowing down the front.

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The Fence Fund

School: 
THe Mind Development Center
Teacher Name: 
Cynthia Bodecker-Myers
Class: 
Resource Room
School District: 
The Mind Development Center
Number of Participants: 
5

During a week of learning about the community, we were looking up community jobs after reading a few books. When one of the students made a reference to trash men. We proceeded to use the internet and do some research. We came across the MO dept of transportation and found the, “No More Trash Contest.” This brought some interest into my students, so we explored the contest looked at the rules. Then, I challenged them that if they could as a class agree on a slogan/idea would could decorate the trash can in the lunch room, as long as it did not interfere with our class work.

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The Only Litter We Want Are Kittens

School: 
Mexico Middle School
Teacher Name: 
Amanda Sullivan
Class: 
8th Grade Agriculture Class
School District: 
Mexico School District 59
Number of Participants: 
11

    This project is the ending to our Natural Resource Unit where we learn about the importance of conserving and preserving natural resources and about what natural resources are.  The 8th grade class brainstormed and voted on an idea and slogan.  This year they decided to make a cat and create a slogan that said “The Only Litter We Want Are Kittens”.  The trashcan is now on display in the library where all students and faculty can see and use it.  Newspaper that the school gets was used to create a paper-mache for the cats head and tissue paper was used to make the fur.  

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