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Preparing Your Class

Below, you will find helpful Waste-Free Lunch Challenge resources that you can adapt for your class or school use, including a poster, sample announcements and a sample letter to parents which includes tips for a waste-free lunch. 

Printer Friendly Teacher's Planning Guide available here.

Getting Started:

Waste-Free Lunch Challenge Summary Video

Waste Audit Instructional Video

Teacher's Planning Guide (PDF)

Waste Audit Tool (EXCEL)


Resources that you can adapt for your school:

Planning Your Event Task List (WORD)

Sample Letter to Parents (WORD)

Sample School Newsletter (WORD)

Sample School Media Release (WORD)


Communication 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!

Other waste reduction resources for schools: wrwcanada.com/school-resources









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