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Qatar
Independent
Secondary
School
Advanced
Technologies
Academy, Las Vegas,
Nevada, USA
“How can we, as youth, build a sustainable future
while meeting the energy needs of today?”
Awareness
Advocacy
Action
1 • GNG team identifies recycling as a target project
2 • Approach School Administration for approval.
3 • Contact Waste M...
1 • GNG team identifies recycling as a target project
2 • Approach School Administration for approval.
3 • Contact Waste M...
No Litter Litter
Recycling
Not
widespread
Recycling
widespread
It is your choice to live more sustainably
and yes, it is possible even while we live in
a desert environment!
How do we a...
• Qatar has one of the highest levels of per capita waste
generation in the world, which ranges from 1.6 to 1.8 kg per
per...
• Qatar has committed to developing a
comprehensive solid waste management plan to
encourage recycling, incentivize waste ...
1 • GNG team identifies recycling as a target project
2 • Approach School Administration for approval.
3 • Contact Waste M...
• It’s important when planning a collection program
to gain the support of
Administrators
Teachers
Students
Parents
C...
1 • GNG team identifies recycling as a target project
2 • Approach School Administration for approval.
3 • Contact Waste M...
Al Suwaidi
Paper Factory
QISS is going
green with
1 • GNG team identifies recycling as a target project
2 • Approach School Administration for approval.
3 • Contact Waste M...
• It is important to know what kind of waste our school
generates before determining which recyclables our
program should ...
1 • GNG team identifies recycling as a target project
2 • Approach School Administration for approval.
3 • Contact Waste M...
Using the information from the waste
audit, set a school recycling goal.
Note that some of the materials may not be
recycl...
1 • GNG team identifies recycling as a target project
2 • Approach School Administration for approval.
3 • Contact Waste M...
 Bring in guest speakers
 Take a field trip to a recycling facility
 Distribute recycling information to students, teac...
1 • GNG team identifies recycling as a target project
2 • Approach School Administration for approval.
3 • Contact Waste M...
Consult with the custodial staff to learn where the trash is
discarded and how much space is available for recycling
bins...
Pollution is nothing but the
resources we are not harvesting.
We allow them to be dispersed
because we’ve been ignorant of...
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Don't Be Trashy- Recycle! (Qatar Independent Secondary School, GNG 2015)

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Students at Qatar Independent Secondary School in Doha, Qatar worked with their peers at Advanced Technologies Academy in Las Vegas, US to investigate recylcing. They created an awareness campaign and presented research on local waste issues and solutions to be implemented in their school.

This student project was created as part of Connecting Cultures, Exploring Science 2014-15, a youth virtual exchange program that connects students in the United States and Qatar. It is run by Global Nomads Group, and funded by the U.S. Department of State in Doha, Qatar.

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Don't Be Trashy- Recycle! (Qatar Independent Secondary School, GNG 2015)

  1. 1. Qatar Independent Secondary School Advanced Technologies Academy, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  2. 2. “How can we, as youth, build a sustainable future while meeting the energy needs of today?” Awareness Advocacy Action
  3. 3. 1 • GNG team identifies recycling as a target project 2 • Approach School Administration for approval. 3 • Contact Waste Management Personnel 4 • Analyze School Waste 5 • Set goals for Recycling 6 • Create Awareness Program 7 • Implement Recycling in School
  4. 4. 1 • GNG team identifies recycling as a target project 2 • Approach School Administration for approval. 3 • Contact Waste Management Personnel 4 • Analyze School Waste 5 • Set goals for Recycling 6 • Create Awareness Program 7 • Implement Recycling in School
  5. 5. No Litter Litter Recycling Not widespread Recycling widespread
  6. 6. It is your choice to live more sustainably and yes, it is possible even while we live in a desert environment! How do we as Global citizen create awareness and take actions towards recycling to achieve a sustainable future at our school
  7. 7. • Qatar has one of the highest levels of per capita waste generation in the world, which ranges from 1.6 to 1.8 kg per person per day. • This is expected to go up from the present levels of 7,000 tons per day (TPD), growing at a rate of 4.2% per annum. • Of this, 92% is going to the three landfills. Umm Al Afai for bulky and domestic waste; Rawda Rashed for construction and demolition waste; Al-Krana for sewage wastes; 4% is incinerated; and the remainder is recycled.
  8. 8. • Qatar has committed to developing a comprehensive solid waste management plan to encourage recycling, incentivize waste reduction, promote source separation and develop a robust recycling sector, with the goal of reaching a national recycling rate of 38% by 2016.
  9. 9. 1 • GNG team identifies recycling as a target project 2 • Approach School Administration for approval. 3 • Contact Waste Management Personnel 4 • Analyze School Waste 5 • Set goals for Recycling 6 • Create Awareness Program 7 • Implement Recycling in School
  10. 10. • It’s important when planning a collection program to gain the support of Administrators Teachers Students Parents Custodial staff • Ideally, the recycling group should appoint a recycling coordinator to communicate with facilities management employees, school officials, and the student body. • Advertise recycling group and program in the school newsletter to reach out to students and parents.
  11. 11. 1 • GNG team identifies recycling as a target project 2 • Approach School Administration for approval. 3 • Contact Waste Management Personnel 4 • Analyze School Waste 5 • Set goals for Recycling 6 • Create Awareness Program 7 • Implement Recycling in School
  12. 12. Al Suwaidi Paper Factory QISS is going green with
  13. 13. 1 • GNG team identifies recycling as a target project 2 • Approach School Administration for approval. 3 • Contact Waste Management Personnel 4 • Analyze School Waste 5 • Set goals for Recycling 6 • Create Awareness Program 7 • Implement Recycling in School
  14. 14. • It is important to know what kind of waste our school generates before determining which recyclables our program should collect. • Conduct a “waste assessment” to determine baseline data that can be used to establish school recycling goals and monitor progress. • A waste assessment can be done by recording the contents of an individual classroom or a number of classrooms. Then multiply the sorted and weighed trash of a single classroom by the number of classrooms in our school. • Add the waste from the library, offices, cafeteria, and computer & Science labs.
  15. 15. 1 • GNG team identifies recycling as a target project 2 • Approach School Administration for approval. 3 • Contact Waste Management Personnel 4 • Analyze School Waste 5 • Set goals for Recycling 6 • Create Awareness Program 7 • Implement Recycling in School
  16. 16. Using the information from the waste audit, set a school recycling goal. Note that some of the materials may not be recyclable in our community.
  17. 17. 1 • GNG team identifies recycling as a target project 2 • Approach School Administration for approval. 3 • Contact Waste Management Personnel 4 • Analyze School Waste 5 • Set goals for Recycling 6 • Create Awareness Program 7 • Implement Recycling in School
  18. 18.  Bring in guest speakers  Take a field trip to a recycling facility  Distribute recycling information to students, teachers, school staff, and parents  Print articles in the school newsletter  Construct a recycling website  Create a recycling bulletin board  Record audio and/or visual announcements/commercials that describe the recycling program  Have a contest between classes or grade levels  Produce a school play about recycling and present at school assembly  Make a presentation at a school assembly or in individual classrooms, highlighting the locations of the collection and storage bins, the materials that can be recycled, how the system will work and the benefits of recycling.
  19. 19. 1 • GNG team identifies recycling as a target project 2 • Approach School Administration for approval. 3 • Contact Waste Management Personnel 4 • Analyze School Waste 5 • Set goals for Recycling 6 • Create Awareness Program 7 • Implement Recycling in School
  20. 20. Consult with the custodial staff to learn where the trash is discarded and how much space is available for recycling bins. With the help of the custodial staff, map out the collection route What type of collection containers will be needed for the classrooms, halls, cafeteria, etc? Will the recyclable materials be picked up by a company? Does school have indoor space to use as a storage center, or is there a large outdoor container that could be used? How will the recyclable materials be moved from the classrooms, library, cafeteria, etc, to the storage areas? Who will be responsible for this? How will contamination of the recyclable materials (i.e. by food waste, facial tissues, and non-recyclables) be prevented?
  21. 21. Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to be dispersed because we’ve been ignorant of their value

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