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Sixth through eighth grades.

We’re Not Alone…Help Clean Our Home

School: 
El Dorado Springs Middle School
Teacher Name: 
Ms. Barbara Walsh
Class: 
6th and 7th Grade Gifted Class
School District: 
El Dorado Springs R-2 Schools
Number of Participants: 
4

Our 6th and 7th grade gifted class chose an extra-terrestrial theme. We have a paper mache Earth with an alien flying over it. Our quote says, “We’re Not Alone….. Help Clean Our Home.”

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Refresh the Earth - Grand Prize Winner

School: 
Oakville Middle School
Teacher Name: 
Joe Brinkman
Class: 
OMS Green Team
School District: 
Mehlville
Number of Participants: 
15

The theme of our “No More Trash” campaign is, “Refresh the Earth.” It is based around plastic bottles. After refreshing drinks, students and staff have the opportunity to place their empty plastic bottles into our large water bottle designed trashcan. The bottles will then be recycled instead of thrown away in the trash. We are encouraging more recycling and less waste and trash in the school and lunch room to help “Refresh the Earth.”

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Make it a Goal for No More Trash

School: 
Southwest Livingston County R-1
Teacher Name: 
Mrs. Marj Locker
Class: 
7th grade art class
School District: 
Southwest Livingston Co. R-1
Number of Participants: 
14

The class chose to use a sports theme and came up with "Make It A Goal For No More Trash." The can is decorated with a variety of sports that use targets such as the goal post for football, a soccer net, an archery target, a croquet hoop, a golf hole, a basketball hoop and a baseball/softball glove. Around the top is a track with the "goal" of crossing the finish line. The students constructed the pieces and then put it all together. The soccer and basketball nets were actually woven of yarn! I’m very proud of the fact that they did it all themselves.

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Fishing for Trash

School: 
Visitation Academy
Teacher Name: 
Mrs. Enger
Class: 
Grade 8 Science
School District: 
Archdiocese of St. Louis
Number of Participants: 
3

1. Theme: Fish because fish are affected by polluted water 2. Materials: construction paper, glitter and glue. The fin was stuffed with newspaper. 3. Can will be displayed in the library and used for recycled items.

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Trashopoly

School: 
Osage Middle School
Teacher Name: 
Karen Blevins
Class: 
Eighth Grade Gifted Students Class
School District: 
Osage
Number of Participants: 
7

According to teacher Karen Blevins, the seven participating students were inspired by the 75th anniversary of the game Monopoly. They created a No MOre Trash! version called Trashopoly with Mr. Monopoly front and center holding a No MOre Trash! pencil as his cane. A replica of stops from the original game board wraps around the top of the can with local street names replacing original locations. Additional images of Mr. Monopoly, along with game pieces made from recycled poster board, promote the No MOre Trash! theme. Monopoly money decorates the top of the can.

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