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SLWRP Calendar


05/20/14 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
EarthTeam @ Skyline HS: Waste Action Presentation


05/21/14 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
EarthTeam @ Skyline HS: WasteAudit


05/22/14 8:45 am - 12:45 pm
EarthTeam @ Skyline HS: Waste Action Planning


05/27/14 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
EarthTeam @ Horner JR High: Transportation Action Reflection


StopWaste.Org Educational Videos

StopWaste.Org produces high-quality education videos to help teachers and students learn what they can do to reduce waste by applying the 4Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot). Teachers in Alameda County may order DVD or VHS copies for their classrooms. Visitors may view videos online, or register (for free) as a user of this site to download Quicktime (.mov) copies of these resources.  


Doin' The 4Rs Doin' The 4Rs


“Doing the 4Rs"

Students from Alameda County show how they practice the 4Rs - reduce, reuse, recycle, and rot (compost), at home, school, and play.  [17 minutes, 2005]

Doing the 4Rs- Discussion Questions

Do the Rot Thing Do the Rot Thing


“Do the Rot Thing–The Simple Art of Home Composting"

Award-winning video that demonstrates the basic steps and shares simple tips for making home composting fun and easy.  [22 minutes]

Oil to Plastic Oil to Plastic


"From Oil to Plastic"

This video teaches students how different types of plastic are produced, used and recycled. [9 minutes, 2006]


Going to the Source Going to the Source


"Going to the Source: A Video About Waste Prevention"


"Going to the Source" highlights commercial success stories to show how businesses are using less raw materials and creating new items from recycled content. Learn practical steps we can all take to stop waste- at its source.

TakebackII TakebackII


"Taking Back Our Trash II Putting Our Waste to Work"

[29 minutes, 2000]



Kids Talkin' Trash Kids Talkin' Trash


“Kids Talkin' Trash" 

In "Kids Talkin' Trash," California youngsters learn how to make less garbage and protect our environment by practicing the Four Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot.  [14 minutes, 1995]


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"Taking Back Our Trash: A Film About Waste"

[28 Minutes, 1993]




irecycle@schoolSchools in Alameda County generate over 60,000 tons of landfill waste every year representing 4% of all waste sent to landfill in the county. StopWaste.Org and the Alameda County Office of Education are dedicated to helping students, teachers, and schools apply the 4Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot) to develop key academic skills and concepts while improving environmental sustainablity. The Service-Learning Waste Reduction Project (SLWRP) supports teams of teachers, staff and students at middle and high schools in setting and achieving sustainability goals at their schools and in their communities.