Creating Good Habits and Happy Habitats.
No Waste November began in 2017 and is a global movement to inspire youth to pledge to reduce or eliminate waste in their lives. Why a month? The theory is that it takes a month to develop a habit – in this case, one that benefits the planet!
Here’s how to get involved in No Waste November:
Step 1: Make a pledge
Need some inspiration for your No Waste November pledge? How about saying no to plastic straws, or carrying your groceries home in reusable bags. You can also eliminate plastic bags and cutlery from your lunch, and sip your coffee or water out KeepCups and reusable water bottles.
Step 2: Motivate Others
Take a picture or make a video of your pledge and post it on Facebook @NoWasteNovember or share it with the hashtag #NoWasteNovember to inspire others!
Step 3: Keep it up
Keep up the good work for the rest of the month… and beyond! And make sure to follow along with the movement on Facebook and Instagram!
No Waste November for Schools
Adopting No Waste November in your school is easy.
This is an opportunity for a whole-school approach to eliminating waste both saving resources and money. So put your thinking caps on and get involved! Create a pledge wall in your school, snap a picture and post on Facebook @NoWasteNovember
Environmental lesson plans
We have partnered with Cool Australia and have a suite of free, engaging, curriculum-linked lesson plans to bring sustainability to the classroom. For more information visit www.rootsandshoots.org.au/lessonplans
We invite you and your school to participate in the campaign by creating posters to educate others on ways that we can reduce waste through our daily lives.
Send photos of your best 3 class entries to firstname.lastname@example.org to go in the draw to win an official Mr H for your class. Mr H has become synonymous with Dr Jane, and travels with her worldwide as she shares her inspirational message of hope globally.
Collect mobile phones to save chimpanzees!
Hand in hand with No Waste November we have our Term 4 School Mobile Phone Reuse & Recycling Campaign.
Did you know that the resources used in mobile phone manufacture cause civil conflict, habitat loss and the demise of species like chimpanzees?
During Term 4, JGIA partners with MobileMuster and PhoneCycle to allow schools and businesses to collect old mobile phones to participate in our Mobile Phone Recycling campaign. These efforts will help raise money for our great ape conservation programs in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.