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Clean Earth Warriors Program Brings Vermicomposting to Regina Classrooms

 

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Students from Mrs. Hischebett’s Kindergarten class checking out their new pet worms.

 

Our first program is focused on creating Clean Earth Warriors in our schools by partnering with teachers and classrooms in Regina schools to compost organic waste (food scraps) from school lunches. In elementary school we learn about the basic principles of biodegradability, soil science, resource conservation, and recycling, as well as how nature recycles via the life cycle: life, death, decay, and re-birth. Therefore, integrating a compost bin into lessons is a great hands-on way to teach children not only about life cycles, but also about waste, recycling and landfills. It also teaches children how they can make a smaller footprint on our Earth. Hopefully they will also bring this knowledge home and teach their parents how easy it is to compost.

PV Waste Solutions will provide everything you need to stop sending food scraps to the landfill and start composting it in your classroom. We will visit your class and provide a vermicompost bin with bedding materials and worms, a container to collect lunch food scraps, a garden spade to dig around in your bin, a brief presentation for your students, educational composting colouring books, and full instructions for you. We will also provide follow-up in case you need help with your bin. We hope this program will encourage students to recycle their organic waste and become Clean Earth Warriors! We also hope to encourage healthy eating by asking kids to bring fruits and vegetables for snack-time and lunch.In addition, all of this comes at no cost to the teacher. Our classroom program is  funded through our scrap metal recycling partners which include individuals and business like Kramer Ltd,  Industrial Parts, K&D Truck Parts and Jay’s Moving and Storage.  You can also donate to our Clean Earth Warrior Program by simply dropping off your unwanted household scrap metal at our facility.  Not only are you contributing to our Clean Earth Warrior Program your also diverting waste from the landfill.

Classrooms in the following schools have received vermicompost bins:

  • Grant Road School
  • WH Ford (2 Classrooms)
  • St. Jerome
  • McVeety School
  • Rosemont School
  • W.F Ready
  • Souls Harbour Rescue Mission Facilities
  • Montessori Schools of Regina

If you want to add this to your curriculum please contact us and we can get everything set up for you.

 

 

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Students from Grant Road School eager to hold the red wiggler worms

 

Karen and her daughter Georgie giving a vermicompost bin to Grant Road School

Karen and her daughter Georgie giving a vermicompost bin to Grant Road School

 

 

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Digging into our compost coloring books and learning about the wonderful world of worms

 

An environmentalist in training!

An environmentalist in training!

 

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Students at Regina Huda School patiently waiting to see what is inside the bin

 

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Kindergarten class at Regina Huda school ready to learn about vermicomposting