Environmental Programs (recycling, conservation)
This program will be designed to bring environmental education and foster a sense of stewardship for the youth. The program will engage youth to become more involved with local recycling. They will learn general environmental concepts such as, what is conservation, what is a watershed, using resources wisely, and environmental ethics. They will do a stewardship project focused on recycling and composting. Individuals at any age can improve the quality of our environment by putting into practice “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”. The program will consist of having youth survey neighborhood recycling boxes, start a home composting project, promote an E-waste or household hazardous waste collection, research the life cycle of a product’s packaging, and become an America Recycles mentor for their school and CLYC. Youth will also be encouraged to develop a recycling idea of their own.