Help Kids Go Green

Help students learn how we can all reduce, re-use and recycle garbage

Image of three recyclable trash containers

Volunteers lead an activity and discussion to demonstrate how small, easy choices can make a real difference.


  • Ages 11-15 (Middle grade students)
  • Ages 14-19 (Secondary/High School students)

What’s the goal of this kit?

  • Develop a greater awareness of how much garbage we all create during our daily lives without realizing it.
  • Understanding the three R’s: Reduce, Re-use, and Recycle
  • Help students understand the impact of waste and empower them to become better environmental stewards

Why is this topic important?

If you care about living in a healthy, clean, sustainable environment, then you are well suited to help children appreciate the importance of producing less trash.

No previous environmental experience or knowledge is needed.

What do I need to know about this activity?

  • No previous environmental experience or knowledge is needed.
    This activity is also for you if you…
    • Enjoy engaging an audience through hands-on activities
    • Want to help others learn something new and valuable
  • For the optional discussion on the Plastic Bank, a high-level understanding of the blockchain technology would be helpful

Activity resources