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The Learning and Living Green Program is a school recycling and organics collection program operated in partnership with 5 local school boards. The program was implemented in over 100 schools in Simcoe County and has diverted over 2,500 MT of recyclables and organics from landfill since 2010.
The program is unique in that it mirrors the residential waste program in hopes to increase waste reduction and diversion both in the schools and at home. Children play a significant role in influencing adult behaviour so by educating students in the importance of waste reduction in a school setting, this will also impact their parent's behaviours at home.
The Learning & Living Green Program incorporates countless learning opportunities for the schools and can be customized to suit the individual classroom's curriculum. Support is also offered through County Solid Waste Management staff in order to resolve any barriers and to help maintain a sustainable program.Learning and Living Green