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STUDENT COMMITMENT CONTRACT

 

I, _________________________________________, commit myself to helping in taking care of my environment.  Instead of driving in a car or bus, I choose to walk, ride my bike or carpool with someone else to reduce the smog in the air. In order to prevent more pollution coming from garbage I will  reduce my garbage by recycling what I can, create a compost bin for biodegradable items, and I will reuse those items that others can use or make things usable in some other way.  I promise to conserve water by not letting the water run while I am bathing or washing my teeth.  I promise not to litter the beaches, lakes, or rivers.  I will pick up litter that I see, even if I did not throw it.  I will take time to write letters to congressmen and other people that have the power to do more than me.

 

 

Signed this ______________________ day of __________, 201__________.           

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Sample pages for the Three R's presentation.

 RECYCLE

  • Recycle means that you don't throw away bottles, plastics, cans or newspapers.

  • You collect them and give them to a recycling center. 

  • They take them to shops where they use these items to make new products.  

 

    Here are some ways you can recycle:

  • Buy stuff that can be recycled.  The label tells you.
  • Get bins from your neighborhood recycling center. Recycle cans, glass, plastic and newspapers.
  • Use some of those materials to make crafts as gifts.

Here is one thing that cannot be recycled:  ALUMINUM 

Aluminum can be reused.  If you collect the cans, some companies will buy them from you.  

 

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REDUCE means to try not to use things that produce garbage or pollution.

Things you can do to reduce:

  • Buy products that don't have a lot of packaging.
  • Borrow something you will use only once.
  • Carpool, walk, ride bike instead of using the car.
  • Create a compost bin to get rid of the biodegradable instead of throwing in garbage.
  • Use the internet to view the newspaper instead of buying it everyday.

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REUSE  means to use something again and again.
  • Take old clothes, shoes and furniture to a donation center instead of throwing in the garbage.
  • Find a way to use old tires.  Maybe a swing.
  • Use old newspaper to make your own paper.
  • Reuse the plastic bags. Some supermarkets have bins to place them in the store.
  • Create a compost bin to get rid of the biodegradable. It becomes fertilizer for the plants.

 

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 The Three R's Project

Student Name ___________________________ Score ____________

CATEGORY Excellent Good Satisfactory Poor
Organization Content is well organized using headings or bulleted lists to groups biome . Uses headings or bulleted lists to organize, but the overall organization of topics appears flawed. Content is logically organized for the most part. There was no clear or logical organizational structure, just lots of facts.
Workload The workload is divided and shared equally by all team members. The workload is divided and shared fairly by all team members, though workloads may vary from person to person. The workload was divided, but one person in the group is viewed as not doing his/her fair share of the work. The workload was not divided OR several people in the group are viewed as not doing their fair share of the work.
Presentation Well-rehearsed with smooth delivery that holds audience attention. Rehearsed with fairly smooth delivery that holds audience attention most of the time. Delivery not smooth, but able to maintain interest of the audience most of the time. Delivery not smooth and audience attention often lost.
*Requirements All requirements are met and exceeded.

 

All requirements are met. One requirement was not completely met. More than one requirement was not completely met.
Mechanics No misspellings or grammatical errors. Three or fewer misspellings and/or mechanical errors. Four misspellings and/or grammatical errors. More than 4 errors in spelling or grammar.
Permissions All permissions to use graphics "borrowed" from web pages or scanned from books have been requested, received, printed and saved for future reference. All permissions to use graphics "borrowed" from web pages or scanned from books have been requested and received. Most permissions to use graphics "borrowed" from web pages or scanned from books have been requested and received. Permissions were not requested for several graphics "borrowed" from web pages or scanned from books.
Software Learning The work demonstrates that the student knows how to use the software  accurately and clearly. The work demonstrates that the student knows how to use most of the software. The work demonstrates student knows how to use some parts of the software . The student does not appear to know how to use the software without assistance.
         

*Requirements are as follows: A three page presentation  

        1. Describe what reduce, reuse and recycle means 

        2. Explain three ways in which you can reduce, reuse and recycle          
        3. Pictures or graphics.

       

 

                                                 

 

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