Waste Warriors™ presentations teach students to reduce, reuse, and recycle whenever they can. Following the retirement of the project’s pioneer — Beth Isaeff, known as The Trash Lady — KTMB staff trains the next generation of recyclers through Waste Warriors.
This 60-minute workshop is geared toward elementary school classrooms, and educates youngsters about litter reduction, the waste stream, and recycling. While examining their own role in preserving the health and beauty of our planet, students are given the tools necessary to become Waste Warriors themselves. KTMB’s presentation is an excellent supplement to science curricula, and is a wonderful tie-in with Earth Day celebrations and discussions.
Waste Warriors presentations are offered free as part of Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful’s mission to create a cleaner, more beautiful region through education and active community involvement, and are funded by Wells Fargo and NV Energy.
In 2013, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful staff will be working with a ThinkGreen grant from Waste Management to put the Waste Warriors presentation on video! Because of the time this project will take, we will not be doing in-person presentations at this time. To find out more, please contact us by email or call us: 775.851.5185.
Here’s a previous Waste Warriors presentation from 2009. Please note: Americans now throw away more than 7 pounds of trash, up from the 4 pounds mentioned here.