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This innovative program provides students with an immersive and dynamic learning experience with recycling, trash, and waste streams. By participating in hands-on lessons, students gain an understanding of consumerism, pollution and potential solutions.


This curriculum was created by Darren Bingham of REGEN Consulting Services in partnership with the Azulita Project and Willow Bend Environmental Education Center. Funding was provided by the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff, the City of Flagstaff, and other supporters.

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Sample video from Lesson Three

The Garbology curriculum includes four sequential lessons that should be explored in order. We encourage you to tailor Lesson One to your community by checking with a local provider or municipality for what can and cannot be recycled in your area. Additional activities are provided in many of the lessons. The curriculum has been updated to fit the needs of a virtual classroom, but was originally created for in-person teaching.

Download sample Lesson One to get a taste of the Garbology curriculum! Then download the complete Garbology: A New Way to Think About Waste curriculum using the link above. Answer some simple demographic questions to help us understand who is using these materials and the Garbology materials will appear in your email inbox for download!

Lesson One
Systems of Waste Around Me
Lesson Two
Systems of Waste Around Me
Lesson Three
Systems of Waste Around Me
Lesson Four
Systems of Waste Around Me

Garbology: A New Way to Think About Waste is copyrighted to Darren Bingham, 2021

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Complete the Garbology Curriculum and then sign the Garbology pledge to reduce, reuse, and rethink waste

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