Clean Up Australia  - Waste Reduction Activities

Clean Up Australia - Waste Reduction Activities

  • Year 7 - 10
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • Business and Economics
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • The Arts
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • Sustainability
  • ...

Schools Clean Up Day inspires thousands of Australians to take to their local park, beach, bushland, streets and schools to clean up their local environments. Clean Up Australia and Cool Australia have teamed up to create high-quality educational resources, which engage students in sustainability education.

Students will learn about waste reduction and management through a variety of activities. They will participate in Schools Clean Up Day, explore e-waste and the circular economy, consider the effects of food choices on health and the environment, develop campaigns to reduce littering, investigate the life cycle of waste, and learn about water conservation. They will also plan and implement projects to reduce waste in their school or local community, review and improve the school's waste management system, and create web pages about waste and the environment.

Each lesson is explicitly aligned with the Australian Curriculum and addresses the cross-curriculum priorities and general capabilities. Not only do the units include rigorous classroom learning opportunities, they also have a number of action-based learning lessons where students collaboratively plan their Clean-Up Day activities and other environmental projects.

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Explicit instruction on the topic, increasing in complexity and breadth of knowledge.

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Contextualising knowledge and inspiring students through real-world examples. These lessons feature stories of inspirational people and organisations making a difference to help bring the learning to life.

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