Solid Waste School Programs & Presentations

Curriculum-Linked Resources for Educators

Earth Day Every Day Curriculum Kits

School District 71 and Comox-Strathcona Waste Management have come together for a collaborative project to create resources for students and educators about solid waste management in the Comox Strathcona region.  The purpose of this project is to share ways that we can be mindful about what we put into the landfill to ensure its life is extended as much as possible. While experienced CSWM educators share their dynamic work in classrooms across the Comox Valley and Strathcona regional districts, this project offers additional ways of promoting sustainable practices.

Two inquiry units were the result of this collaboration; one for primary grades, and one for intermediate. They offer a selection of activities, videos, books, and websites as a menu for educators to initiate inquiries in their classrooms.

You can access these kits for download here:

Earth Day Every Day - Grades K- 3

 Earth Day Every Day - Grades 4-6

Educators in each district can also contact their respective resource centres for access to kits which include a copy of these educator guides, as well as supporting books and resources.

Go Green with School Waste Diversion Initiatives

Increase student-led waste reduction and diversion efforts by encouraging new initiatives in the classroom and beyond. From waste audits to repair cafes, here are some ideas to get started.

Go Green at Your School

Take a Virtual Tour of the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre Join us for a playful tour and learn about our regional landfill in this video: