Department of Public Works
dpw.lacounty.gov
Generation Earth for Students: Environmental Education for Teens in Los Angeles County

Get Started

  1. Form a student team to make a plan and take action.
  2. Find an adult sponsor. This can be a teacher, parent, administrator, or plant manager. Someone who will supervise the project, help measure the volume of trash, and report the team's data to Generation Earth.
  3. Get started! Contact Generation Earth at bos@treepeople.org or (818) 623-4853 to let us know you are joining Battle of the Schools.
  4. Report your results using our Battle of the Schools Online Reporting Form, or send in a completed Battle of the Schools Flier via fax, e-mail, or mail. Be sure to report results for at least two consecutive weeks in a row. Your final contest submission will be your best two-week stretch added together.

The Generation Earth program provides on-site campus recycling project assistance, and supports you through your project for free. You can also follow the Steps to Setting Up a Campus Waste Reduction/Recycling Project.
Note: these are only guidelines and suggestions! As you examine the waste generated on your campus, come up with creative solutions to reduce it. Whether you host a two week textile or e-waste drive, partner with a local garden or compost facility to collect food scraps, set up a paper/plastic/can/carton pick up, or start a food donation program to help those in need - the bottom line is that your dumpsters need to have less trash in them at the end of the two weeks!

Resources:
Steps to Setting up Your Campus Waste Reduction/Recycling Program
Make your own recycling signs
Recycling Toolkit

Contact the Generation Earth Waste Reduction and Recycling Specialist for more resources:
bos@treepeople.org
(818) 623-4853



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