The administrator, Conservation Liaisons, students and employees should work together to market the school’s conservation program. Continuous communication with students and employees will have a positive effect as people see their efforts are producing results.

Be sure to publicize program milestones, such as collecting the first 50 cellular phones; reducing your electric consumption by 4% or having a 20% increase in your recycled paper volume; utilize school announcements and/or the television; and create contests to increase your recycled volume. All of these actions will help to create a high level of awareness for your conservation program.

Specific procedures for recycling many types of materials can be found in the Recycling Manual. Information related to energy, gas, and water can be found in the Energy Management Handbook. Please share these manuals with all of the employees at your school.

Recycling Containers

Recycling containers can be ordered for free (when available) by using the Recycling Supplies Order Form. When you print the Recycling Supplies Order Form it will also print a picture and details about each item that is available. If you are working on a specific recycling promotion and would like assistance creating marketing materials, please contact Conservation and Recycling Operations so that we may assist you.

Marketing Materials

The conservation slides are a collection of over 400 jpeg images that can be used to promote recycling, energy and water conservation, litter-prevention and cover a variety of events such as Arbor Day, America Recycles Day and more. You can choose from a variety of slides to air on the school news.  Please contact Tony Bartenope, Recycling Coordinator at if you would like a CD with Conservation Slides sent to you.

A variety of free marketing materials are available to assist you with promoting awareness for your program.

The conservation activity book is a 16-page activity book designed to help elementary students learn about ways they can conserve their resources. A limited amount of color copies are available upon requested.

The conservation calendar has some useful tips for conservation that you can use all year; it also lists important events and dates to help you.

The energy and recycling commercial contests has produced some amazing student-created commercials that you can download and use at your school.

Energy Conservation

Posters: Air conditioning and heating, Lighting, Other Stickers

Recycling and Waste Reduction

Posters: Cellular phones and household batteries, Paper products, Plastics and aluminum cans, Waste reduction and litter prevention, Other


Water Conservation

Posters: Water Conservation, Other