School based projects

Children will be interested in many environmental issues, such as waste and recycling, energy conservation and pollution. These issues may stimulate them to become involved in some school based projects, which might include:

  • Recycling paper, cans, glass or other materials
  • Anti-litter and anti-waste campaigns
  • Conserving resources such as water, heat and other forms of energy
  • Composting waste

Involvement in environmental projects should help children to appreciate the need to protect environments and conserve non-renewable resources.

Children should be encouraged to participate in projects to enhance the school and its environs. These might include

  • Planning and creating a school garden
  • Creating a wildlife area
  • Planting trees

Assuming responsibility for the care of these habitats will help children to explore the concept of custodianship.