If you want grown-ups to recycle, just tell their kids the importance of recycling, and they'll be all over it. - Bill Nye
Carson City School District
The Carson City School District is heavily involved with recycling and sustainability efforts! Nine of the ten schools have been EnergyStar certified, a Sustainability Action Team has been created, and recycling bins will be available to use at school sites beginning in Summer 2019! Contact Mark Korinek, C.P.M. Director of Operations via email at MKorinek [at] carson.k12.nv.us for more information.
Clark County School District
A scholarship is offered for Clark County high school seniors who have positively impacted the environment. In addition, a classroom grant is available for all Clark County schools that want to implement greener practices in their classrooms.
Lyon County School District
Yerington High School received a recycling grant in 2019 from NDEP to start recycling paper in their school!
Washoe County School District
Washoe County School District implemented a Conservation and Sustainability Policy (7400) to actively participate in recycling.
Are you involved in a recycling or sustainability project at your school? If so, let us know! We love spotlighting the amazing work that Nevada teachers are doing in their classrooms!
Reduce and Reuse Tips
conduct a waste audit to see what kind of materials are being thrown out determine what materials will be collected and whether they can be co-mingled or must be kept separate always place recycling bins next to trash cans clearly label recycling containers, and if possible, purchase bins with lids shaped to accommodate recyclables have a clear plan for how bins will be emptied regularly
Not all recyclable materials are collected by your local waste hauler. Nonetheless, additional materials can be recycled. Check out programs like TerraCycle to reduce your school's waste stream even more! Trex is another company that sponsors local recycling programs in universities and communities throughout the country. If your team can collect more than 500 pounds of plastic refuse in a six-month span (about 40,500 plastic bags), they will donate a high-performance composite bench to your school or community.