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Funding Opportunities

Illinois Recycling Grants Program
Rockefeller Family Fund The Environment


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Go Green Initiative
Green Flag Program
Illinois Recycling Association
Recycling, City of Urbana (Illinois) Environmental Management Division
Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County
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Basic Facts of Municipal Solid Waste
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Glossary - Web site
Summary: This provides a good resource for obtaining a large variety of facts and statistical information on solid waste. Values, trends, statistical data and glossary are accessible.
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Batteries (Recyclables)
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Links for recycling batteries and information on types of batteries and how they can be recycled.
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Battery Drop Off Location Finder
Type: Web site
Summary: Select USA or Canada and provide location information to locate a drop-off location.
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Battery Recycling and Disposal Guide for Households
Type: Web site
Summary: This discussion of battery recycling addresses environmental hazards of household batteries, types of batteries and provides a summary table that compares battery type, common name and sizes with uses and proper disposal. Controversy exists on proper disposal,...
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Battery Solutions
Type: Fact sheet - Recycled Products - Web site
Summary: Tremendous opportunities exist in this New Age for advanced battery developments and safer and more cost effective recycling. Communities, local, state and federal governments, businesses and the citizenry will continue to press for new regulations and technol...
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California Integrated Waste Management for State Agencies
Type: Web site
Summary: "The Board promotes a zero waste California in partnership with local government, industry, and the public. This means managing the estimated 76 million tons of waste generated each year by reducing waste whenever possible, promoting the management of all mate...
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Camp Arroyo Environmental Education Center
Type: Case Study
Summary: State-of-the-art sustainable design principles were integrated into the process from the initial demolition of an existing building. On-site demolition and recycling of the old foundations lead to energy efficient design complete with "solar energy for water a...
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Cesar Chavez Education Center
Type: Case Study
Summary: The Oakland Unified School District and VBN Architects have partnered to design an energy efficient school for approximately 600 elementary students. Energy efficient goals will feature natural ventilation; maximum use of daylighting planned for classrooms; re...
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Choose to Reuse: An Encyclopedia of Services, Products, Programs & Charitable Organizations that Foster Reuse
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Recycled Products
Summary: Non-fiction

AuthorsNikki and David Goldbeck

ISBN09606138-6-2

Opportunities that address reuse are provided in this encyclopedia. Each resource or service lists suggestions for maintenace or repair where appropriate, rental op...

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CIWMB School District Diversion Project
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Report describing the California Integrated Waste Management Board's (CIWMB) School District Diversion Project (June 2000-November 2001), initiated in response to legislation. The project's key objectives were to (1) develop a model methodology enabling school...
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Climate Change > What You Can Do > At School
Type: List
Summary: Students, educators and school administrators can all play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This site provides a directory of some education and action planning resources to help you.
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Crayon Recycle Program
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials - School Projects
Summary: The Crayon Recycle Program offers an opportunity to "do your part for the Earth" as well as a community service. Crayon drives can be organized and recycled. This program takes rejected, broken crayons and recycles them into new beautiful Crazy Crayons.
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Department of Environmental Quality (Michigan)
Type: Article/Report - Database - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Recycling has been a major component of waste reduction efforts and is part of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Pollution Prevention Strategy. Often, recycling is the first step businesses take toward a more efficient and cleaner operati...
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Division of Recycling & Litter Prevention (Ohio)
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Database - List - Research - Web site
Summary: This website identifies potential community grants, recycling efforts in Ohio,rates and local contacts, a variety of studies including a Waste Characterization Study, educational tools and more.
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Division of Waste Management (Kentucky)
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Database - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: A directory, education section, fact sheets, forms, news and events as well as links to other environmental resources and programs are offered. Programs include a hazardous waste program, enforcement, field operations, solid waste, superfund and more.
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El Segundo High School
Type: Case Study
Summary: El Segundo High School is an urban school in the Los Angeles area. The design of the new school will incorporate recycled building material, low-emitting materials and outdoor water conservation as well as energy efficient design.
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E-Scrap Management Toolkit
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: Through a series of stakeholder meetings, the IRC has created a toolkit to help Indiana's local governments, businesses, non-profits, recyclers, and residents understand how to manage e-scrap properly. The toolkit is available for downloading.
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Georgina Blach Intermediate School
Type: Case Study
Summary: Gelfand RNP Architects and the Los Altos School District designed an intermediate school that exceeds Title 24 requirements by at least 15%. It features School exceeds Title 24 requirements by at least 15%; resource efficient materials; adaptive reuse of exist...
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Go Green Initiative
Type: Web site
Summary: The Go Green Initiative is a simple, comprehensive program designed to create a culture of environmental responsibility on school campuses across the nation. Founded in 2002, the Go Green Initiative unites parents, students, teachers and school administrators...
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Green Flag Program
Type: Case Study - Checklist
Summary: The Green Flag Program is a project of the Child Proofing our Communities Campaign coordinated by the Center for Health, Environment and Justice. They offer a start up kit to help school communities learn about the program and its materials describe how to fo...
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Heroes High Performance Demonstration School
Type: Case Study
Summary: Heroes Elementary School will be a Collaborative for High Performance School demonstration school. It is the first high performance school to emphasize focusing on recycled-content products and site waste management.
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Maryland Department of the Environment Land Programs
Type: Article/Report - Database - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: To protect human health and preserve and restore land and water resources, MDE implements various programs ensuring the control and proper disposal of waste, managing lead paint compliance activities, assuring that oil is handled in an environmentally safe man...
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Minnesota Resource Recovery Program
Type: Article/Report - Database - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: The mission of the Resource Recovery Progream is to promote waste reduction and recycling in Minnesota government. The report is mandated by the state legislature and is reported by March 1 annually. The report covers their efforts for reduction, reusing, re...
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Municipal Solid Waste in the United States: 1995-2000 Facts and Figures
Type: Article/Report - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: These reports reports provide all of the publications 1995 through 2000 in a series of publications describing the national waste stream based on data collected. The historical perspective provided by the data is useful for establishing trends in types of muni...
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Municipal Solid Waste in the United States: 2001 Facts and Figures
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: This report is the latest publication in a series of publications describing the national waste stream based on data collected from 1960 through 2001. The historical perspective provided by the data is useful for establishing trends in types of municipal solid...
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Office of Pollution Prevention and Technical Assistance (Indiana)
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Database - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Browse by topics or search through specific categories incuding Indiana grants and awards, community efforts, recycling projects, and publications and forms. Links to the Indiana Solid Waste Management Districts Environmental Educators and a Kids page are pro...
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Peanut Hotline
Type: Database
Summary: The Peanut Hotline will help consumers identify the nearest locations that accept plastic loose fill, or packing peanuts, for reuse.
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Pollution Prevention Fact Sheet Used Battery Disposal (Utah DEQ)
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: This fact sheet is intended for users of various types of batteries. It provides general information on proper handling, disposition and disposal of batteries and the EPA regulations regarding battery hazardous waste determinations.
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Recycling and Measurement
Type: Article/Report - Manual/Handbook
Summary: This offers links that allow access to a number of recycling measurement documents as well as worksheets, survey forms, conversion factors and more.
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Recycling Facts
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet
Summary: Quick numbers on general waste and recycling facts, material recycling rates and facts, and benefits associated with recycling.
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Reuse + Recycling = Waste Reduction A Guide for Schools & Groups
Type: Case Study - Manual/Handbook - School Projects
Summary: "Organized groups have a tremendous opportunity to operate waste reduction programs. School-related groups might include science classes, environmental clubs and parent-teacher organizations. Other groups might include Girl and Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Club...
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SWANCC
Type: Checklist - Recycled Products - School Projects - Web site
Summary: SWANCC provides programs, educational resources, household hazardous waste recycling information on their website. This is information directly applicable to residents of Northern Cook County, but also valuable as an information resource for other parts on Il...
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Trash-Free Festival for the Eno
Type: School Projects - Web site
Summary: This festival has been celebrated since 1979 and has promoted environmental awareness and stewardship. In 1992 the Association made a commitment to reduce landfill-bound waste and began offering a trash-fress festival. This is an example of doing what we say...
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Truckee Middle School
Type: Case Study
Summary: School exceeds Title 24 (2001) by 20%; geothermal ground source heat pump system to heat and cool building, central boiler; low VOC materials and finishes; materials with high recycled content (steel frame, fly ash content concrete, etc.); dedicated recycling...
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Washington Intermediate School, Pekin, Illinois
Type: Case Study
Summary: What can you do with an historical school building when you don't want to or can't afford to rebuild? Washington Intermediate School in Pekin, Illinois and Phillips Swager Associates addressed this concern together. Through careful coordination between all p...
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Waste Prevention Terms
Type: Glossary
Summary: Postconsumer Content, Postmanufacture Content, Precycling, etc. Perhaps some clarification might help. Non-technical definitions of common waste prevention terms are provided.
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Waste Statistics
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Statistics are provided for Waste, Steel Cans, Yard Waste,HDPE Bottles and Containers, Corrugated Boxes, PET, Newspapers, and Aluminum.
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