Teacher Resources

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Updated resources for the 2017 program coming soon! 

These resources will help you plan for the Waste-Free Lunch Challenge in your school or classroom. 

Getting started

Teacher's Planning Guide (PDF)

Waste Audit Tool (EXCEL)

Planning Your Event Task List (WORD)

Sample Letter to Parents (WORD)

Sample School Newsletter (WORD)

Sample School Media Release (WORD)

Promotional resources:

Waste-Free Lunch Challenge Poster Standard - Download options: PDF - High res. (70 MB) or JPEG - Low res. (182 KB)

TRCA Waste-Free Lunch Flyer (For more languages click here)

Waste-Free Lunch Challenge Sample Web Banner (PNG)  - upload to your school website to remind parents about the event!

Looking for more ways to get your classroom/school involved with Waste Reduction Week? Check out the School Resources at:


Video resources

Please note: The videos were created for a previous program year. School prizes have changed

An Introduction to the Waste-Free Lunch Challenge

Conducting a waste audit