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Environmental Division

Phone: 913-715-6900

11811 S. Sunset Drive STE 2700, Olathe, KS 66061

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In the Classroom

Trashology 101: Waste Reduction for Grades 3-5

The Health and Environment Department has created an educational curriculum on waste management called Trashology 101. The new curriculum is targeted to students in grades 3-5 (ages 8-11) and their teachers, families, youth-serving organizations such as scout groups, recreational clubs, and faith-based organizations.

Through Trashology 101, young people will learn how they are connected to the environment, how solid waste management impacts the environment, and how they can personally make a positive impact in their school, home and community.

Download Trashology 101
Lesson Plan
Curriculum
Introduction
Module 1
Module 2
Module 3
Module 4

 
Trash Talk and Recycling Road Show Presentations

Is your group or club ready to jump into recycling and learn more about reducing waste? The Environment Divison staff are available to give presentations on the exciting world of waste, recycling and composting. We can talk to your city, community group, church, classroom, neighborhood association, business green team, or any other type of group. Keep in mind you need to allow for at least 20 - 60 minutes for our talk. 

 
Kansas Green Schools

The Kansas Green Schools Program provides educational opportunities for preK-12 schools that increase awareness and understanding of environmental interrelationships that impact public health and our society, and that promote responsible environmental stewardship practices.

Their goal is to foster an appreciation and understanding of air and water quality, climate change, energy, reduction and recycling of solid waste, and wildlife habitat.

Grants are available annually for green projects.

Upcoming Events

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December 7, 2016 | 10:00 am to 6:30 pm

Walk-in clinic hours

December 14, 2016 | 10:00 am to 6:30 pm

Walk-in clinic hours

December 21, 2016 | 10:00 am to 6:30 pm

Walk-in clinic hours

December 26, 2016 | 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

JCDHE Closed for Christmas (Dec. 26, 2016)

December 28, 2016 | 10:00 am to 6:30 pm

Walk-in clinic hours