PSS is developing a series of DVD lesson plans (also to be available online) to use in your classroom! The lessons will be geared towards 5th grade, but other teachers may be interested in using them as well. The first set of lessons will educate about “energy,” and will include video clips by Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy, local educators from EWEB and other organizations, as well as student Green Team leaders at a few of our local GPS schools. The lessons will be made available in mid-March 2016, so let us know if you are interested and we will send you a link (contact Joshua: email@example.com ).
Commercial Composting: Looking to compost EVERYTHING? PSS can help you! Commercial composting programs can take bread, meat, fruits/veggies, and certain types of biodegradable paper and plastic products.
Please contact us
directly to get started. Click here for our contact info.
There is much more to recycling than recycling! (1) REDUCE the amount of disposable materials you are using in the first place. (2) Find ways to REUSE materials that would otherwise end up in the landfill, and (3) RECYCLE properly. We also want to CONSERVE energy and water.
There are so many great resources in the area to get you started with compost bins at your school:
OSU Extension - Lane County - On the web
(Look for the Compost Classes, Worm Bin Workshops, Garden Hints, etc.)
- Master Gardeners Hotline - 541-344-0265 (M-Th 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m)
City of Eugene
(A fantastic list of local resources.)
Local food partners will help you grow a garden or educate on the benefits of eating local. Here are the organazations we partner with: Willamette Farm and Food Coalition / Farm to School
, Food for Lane County / Youth Farm
, the School Garden Project
, Northwest Youth Corps / YouthGrow
Our transportation partners have a whole lot of ideas on how a school's staff and students can get to school without polluting the air and contributing to global warming. Here are the organizations we partner with: Safe Routes to School
, Point-to-Point School Solutions
Waste from your school not only uses up precious space by making our Short Mountain landfill even bigger, it also contributes to global warming! Trash gives off methane, a potent green house gas. There are many waste reduction partners in our area including: BRING Recycling
, NextStep Recycling
, Lane County Waste Management
, City of Eugene Waste Prevention and Green Building Program