City of Lawrence Waste Reduction and Recycling Division

Address: 
320 NE Industrial Lane
Lawrence, KS 66044
Contact Name: 
Kathy Richardson
Email
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Phone: 
(785) 832-3030
Fax: 
(785) 832-3056
Services/products to be provided to schools: 

School presentations, workshops, and giveaway items.
Tours of City facilities: recycling, compost, and household hazardous waste.

Describe your service(s) or product(s): 

The City of Lawrence Waste Reduction and Recycling Division's objective is to facilitate and promote the reduction of materials from the waste stream.

Over the years the Division has implemented the following programs and services:
-Curbside single-stream recycling collection for residential customers.
- Yard Waste Collection and Composting Program
- Cardboard and Office Paper Recycling Program for Businesses
- Community Drop-Off Recycling Bins for Newspaper, Glass, Cardboard, and Mixed Paper
- Environmental Procurement Policy for the City of Lawrence
- Hazardous Waste Disposal for Households and Qualified Small Businesses
- Product Reuse Program
- Earth Day Parade and Celebration
- Electronic Recycling Collection Events
- Community Group and School Presentations

The Waste Reduction and Recycling Division also serves as a central point for information regarding community recycling information.

Rock Springs 4-H Center

Address: 
1168 K-157 Hwy
Junction City, KS 66441
Contact Name: 
Joshua Wilson
Email
[javascript protected email address]
Phone: 
(785) 257-3221
Services/products to be provided to schools: 

We can provide resource materials, program ideas and collaboration, and input on how to incorporate environmental education into your classrooms.

Describe your service(s) or product(s): 

We are a camp, conference, and retreat center. Among our offerings are leadership and other recreational activities, as well as a wide variety of educational and environmental education programs and classes.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Address: 
1000 SW Jackson Suite 310
Topeka, KS 66612
Contact Name: 
Kathleen Waters
Email
[javascript protected email address]
Phone: 
(785) 296-1575
Fax: 
(785) 296-7455
Services/products to be provided to schools: 

The Bureau of Air provides presenters for EARTH and Water Festivals.

Describe your service(s) or product(s): 

The Bureau of Air provides presenters for EARTH and Water Festivals.

Alliance for Climate Education (ACE)

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Address: 
Kansas City, MO 64111
Contact Name: 
Jessie Fischer
Email
[javascript protected email address]
Phone: 
(816) 754-6855
Services/products to be provided to schools: 

All of ACE's services (assemblies, Action Team support, leadership trainings, etc.) are provided free of charge to schools.

Describe your service(s) or product(s): 

ACE is the national leader in high school climate science education.
We're an award-winning national nonprofit dedicated to educating America's high school students about the science behind climate change and inspiring them to do something about it—while having fun along the way.

ACE delivers two core offerings: the ACE Assembly and Student Action Program, both of which are offered free to schools.

ACE educators present climate science that resonates with students via an award-winning in-school assembly that blends storytelling, cutting edge animation, music and video.
Our presentation explains greenhouse gases and their sources, how human-caused emissions risk altering the world’s climate on an unprecedented scale—and specific local impacts for students.
We engage students’ imagination through real-life stories of local students who have undertaken extraordinary projects and proven that students can have a huge impact today.
We close with simple ideas and wide-ranging opportunities for students to get involved.
All of the climate science we present comes from peer-reviewed published science articles, with a focus on the IPCC AR4 report--one of the most heavily researched science reports in history.

When the ACE Assembly ends, many students are ready and eager to take action, and our Student Action Programs help get them started. ACE programs include:
-Our national Do One Thing (DOT) campaign to help the environment.
-Student-led Action Teams take on carbon-cutting projects at school. Projects can be anything from starting recycling programs to solarizing their school.
-Leadership trainings are intensive one-day workshops for climate rock stars.

For more information, please visit http://www.acespace.org/.

FundingFactory

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Address: 
380 East Bayfront Parkway
Erie, PA 16507
Contact Name: 
Kelly Rhoades
Email
[javascript protected email address]
Phone: 
(888) 883-8237
Fax: 
(814) 464-1815
Services/products to be provided to schools: 

FundingFactory's 100% free recycling program helps schools recycle their used printer cartridge and cell phones, turning what would normally end up in landfills, into cash for your school.

Describe your service(s) or product(s): 

FundingFactory is the largest fundraising through recycling program in the U.S. More than 50,000 schools and nonprofit organizations utilize FundingFactory to subsidize funding. Since 1997, FundingFactory has provided a FREE and simple program to help organizations earn much needed funding while recycling their used printer cartridges and cell phones that would otherwise end up in landfills.

Green Sneakers

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Address: 
1008 Frontier Dr, Suite #203
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Contact Name: 
Jordan Auck
Email
[javascript protected email address]
Phone: 
(877) 505-2530
Fax: 
(866) 271-1529
Services/products to be provided to schools: 

1. Free fundraisers
2. Free materials to conduct fundraisers
3. Free online resource materials provided by GreenSneakers
4. Free support from GreenSneakers program coordinators

Describe your service(s) or product(s): 

We provide FREE fundraisers to all schools all over the country. EcoChallenge 2012 allows schools to collect used tennis shoes for a period of time throughout the school year and earn $0.50 per LB for the shoes they have collected. The shoes are then made available to people around the world who cannot afford shoes while keeping them out of landfills. EcoChallenge benefits schools, the environment, and less fortunate people everywhere. Win-Win-Win!

New Beginnings Enterprises, Inc.

Address: 
1001 Wilson P.O. Box 344
Neodesha, KS 66757
Contact Name: 
Joe O'Rourke
Email
[javascript protected email address]
Phone: 
(620) 325-3333
Fax: 
(620) 325-3899
Services/products to be provided to schools: 

As part of its day program offerings to adults with developmental disabilities, New Beginnings picks up school paper from Neodesha Public Schools (USD 461) every 2 weeks for free. The adults served at New Beginnings sort the paper and put it in cardboard containers for pickup. In 2011 USD 461 and New Beginnings helped remove over 20,000 lbs of school paper from the local landfill.

Describe your service(s) or product(s): 

New Beginnings is a provider of community services to adults with developmental disabilities in Neodesha, Ks. Part of the day program is a document destruction business called DocuShred. Adults with developmental disabilities are provided work oppotunities like picking up condfidential material for shredding from local banks and businesses, paper at local schools, and cardboard from local businesses.

Patti Banks Associates

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Address: 
929 Walnut Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64106
Contact Name: 
Matt Schoell-Schafer
Email
[javascript protected email address]
Phone: 
(816) 756-5690
Fax: 
(816) 756-1606
Services/products to be provided to schools: 

We can assist with the creation of concept plans for outdoor classrooms or rain gardens, along with preliminary cost estimates. These can be rendered concepts that can be utilized for fund-raising or grant writing.

Describe your service(s) or product(s): 

We are a Landscape Architectural and Planning firm dedicated to the design and implementation of spaces that create a profound connection with nature. We have been involved with several schools helping them with a wide range of green solutions, from creating a sustainable site master plan to helping them create outdoor classrooms and rain gardens.
We feel the next generation of classrooms will not be limited to only the indoors - By integrating curricula with the outdoors, we can create an educational experience that is not only more profound, but will capitalize on the benefits of a strong connection to nature.

University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita

Address: 
1010 N. Kansas
Wichita, KS 67214
Contact Name: 
Elizabeth Ablah
Email
[javascript protected email address]
Phone: 
(316) 293-3597
Services/products to be provided to schools: 

environmental research, community involvement

Describe your service(s) or product(s): 

environmental research, community involvement

Montgomery County Conservation District

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Address: 
410 Peter Pan Road Suite C
Independence, KS 67301
Contact Name: 
Danielle Passauer
Email
[javascript protected email address]
Phone: 
(620) 331-4860 x35
Services/products to be provided to schools: 

Conservation Education Programs with activities and crafts.

Describe your service(s) or product(s): 

Conservation Practices and Conservation Education to students in area schools.