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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Plastic Free Schools

Posted on Kokua Hawaii Foundation.org

Plastic Free Schools Hawaii

Plastic Free Schools
Kokua Hawaii Foundation’s Plastic Free Schools program provides resources, tools and trainings to educate school communities on the environmental and health benefits of going plastic free to minimize the consumption and pollution of plastics in our schools and islands. The Plastic Free Schools program aims to reduce single-use plastics on school campuses by encouraging students, faculty, and parents to make plastic free commitments to use reusable water bottles and tote bags and pack waste free lunches.

Program Overview (pdf)

How to Participate:
If you are interested in becoming a Plastic Free School check out the Educators Resource Guide and Product Resource Guide, then fill out and submit the Plastic Free Schools Registration Form.
As part of the Plastic Free Schools program you will be required to:
Select a goal:
  • Use reusable bottles
  • Use reusable shopping bags
  • Pack a waste free lunch or snacks
  • Other - Many schools are already doing wonderful things or would like to focus on other ways to reduce single use plastic use on their campuses. Please share your ideas!
Form a team: Include teachers and students from all grade levels, plus parents and administrators as well.
Hatch a plan: Think about your goal and create a plan to put it into action. Devise step-by-step instructions that will chart your path for success.
Brand your effort:  Create your own Plastic Free logo for your school by holding an art contest and make branded bottles and bags.
Spread the word:  Create a video, posters, website and other outreach materials, plan an event or school assembly, do outreach at school dances, sports events or other locations.
Share your impact:  Document and track the progress you make and report your findings. You can take photos, make a presentation or gather pre and post statistics and data. The possibilities are endless!

Download the Plastic Free Schools Registration Form and get started today!

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