20 minute makeover introduction to community action project grades 4-8

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  • 20 Minute Makeover Introduction to Community Action Project Grades 4-8
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  • I see I think.. I wonder 2 Source: Keep Britain Tidy, 2015
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  • 5 Ws of Litter 1.What is litter? ______________________________________ 2.Who makes litter? ______________________________________ 3.Why do we have litter? ______________________________________ 4.When does littering happen? ______________________________________ 5.Where does litter go? ______________________________________ 3
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  • Litter in Numbers Most litter happens within 5 metres of a garbage can. 1 On average, a person will carry garbage 12 paces before littering. 1 Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the Earth 4 times. 2 A glass bottle can take up to 1 million years to biodegrade. 1 1.www.curelitter.cawww.curelitter.ca 2.http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/07/22-facts-plastics-pollution-10-things-can-do-about-it/http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/07/22-facts-plastics-pollution-10-things-can-do-about-it/ 5
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  • Landfill versus Recycling 6
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  • Litter and the Environment Litter Pollutes our: Water Air Soil Litter Hurts: Everyone 1. www.shorelinecleanup.cawww.shorelinecleanup.ca 7 Source: smallbusinessendeavor.com Cigarette butts accounted for 27% of all litter collected during the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup in Ontario. 1
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  • Where do you see litter? In the parking lot By the storm drains At the mall 8
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  • I will reduce litter by 9
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  • 20 Minute Makeover We are going to clean up our community on April 24 th ! Any other classes joining? 10
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  • ACTIVITY Planning education for school community about litter Using worksheet, brainstorm (as a class, group or individual) ways you can educate your school about litter. 11 Source: sustainability.uchicago.edu
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  • Raising Awareness How can we increase litter awareness with this event? In our school we can:_____________________________________________ _________________________________________________ In our community we can:_____________________________________________ _________________________________________________ 12
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  • Waste and Litter Awareness for 8 days! 13 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday 14151617 2021222324 20 Minute Makeover April
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  • 20 Minute Makeover Safety Be careful what you pickup. If you are unsure, or think it is dangerous call an adult. Make sure you are wearing gloves the entire time. 14
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  • Cleanup Boundaries Insert map of cleanup area 15
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  • On the day of Dress for the weather Rain coat, Hat etc. Wear good walking shoes Smile and have fun! Take lots of pictures and send them to the City of London to be entered in a pizza lunch contest! 16
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  • Thank you for cleaning up your community! From the City of London 17