Don’t Throw Me Away! addresses the challenges of waste, how it is handled in our communities, and solutions for recovering resources through a lens of sustainability. The curriculum helps students begin to see that their choices as consumers have an impact on the world around them. The choices that consumers and communities make today, with regard to how they dispose of material, will affect the lives of those living seven generations from now.

Through the hands-on lessons, students will learn different options for conserving and recovering resources such as reusing, recycling, and composting. Students will understand that the way we handle waste affects the health and sustainability of plants, animals, insects, people, and communities.

Don’t Throw Me Away! is a zero waste curriculum of Seven Generations Ahead’s Zero Waste Schools Program and aligns with Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.