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9 September - 15 September 2017

Why I Live A Zero Waste Life

A fascinating TedTalk by Lauren Singer - Over the past three years, the amount of trash she collected can fit into a 16 oz mason jar. Listen to hear how she has done this and the reasons for her choices.

How it maps to the curriculum

SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment


Strand: Stewardship

Strand unit: Recycling

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Why is it Video of the Month?

  1. A video with a big question - 'Why i Live A Zero Waste Life?'. The question itself, gets students to reflect on the amount of waste they collect each day.
  2. Laura Singer's trash over three years can fit into a 16 oz mason jar.  How did she do this? This video explains some of the techniques she loses to cut down on waste.
  3. The values and reasons for cutting down on producing waste is explained.
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