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Stories For Soils
Stories for Soils Reading Program for International Compost Awareness Week NEW!

Participate in Stories for Soils today! GRC is excited to announce a new program to encourage both reading and waste reduction activities through a new K-12 reading program, Stories for Soils. This May, K-12 students in Georgia are encouraged to read books that celebrate, educate, and encourage organics, soils, and composting activities as part of GRC’s International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) celebration. Open to all K-12 students in Georgia.
Follow these easy steps to participate:
1. Read a minimum of five (5) compost books in May.  Need ideas? Find a list of compost-themed books here.
2. Record the books and write down fun facts from the book in your Reading Journal.
3. Once completed, submit this online form OR print and mail your Reading Journal to:
Attn: GRC Education
725 Hancock Industrial Way
Athens, Georgia 30605
Deadline is submit journal is May 15, 2021. Journals must be submitted online or postmarked by May 15, 2021.  
Six K-12 students’ journals will be randomly selected to receive a $50 book store gift card! Winners will be notified by email.
ICAW is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry. Visit for complete information.

General Education Information

Education is one of the most important tools we can use to reduce waste.  There are many classroom resources on the internet that cover recycling and waste management and other environmental topics.  Visit the links in the Educators and Students sections below for more information.
Our state school recycling guide called “Catch the Cycle”



Are you looking for a fun and creative way to increase school recycling participation in your community?

Keep America Beautiful’s, fourth annual, “Recycle-Bowl,” is a nationwide recycling competition for elementary, middle and high-school students.

Open to all schools, the recycling competition kicks off this October.  Registration is now open on the Recycle-Bowl website at The competition runs from October 16 – November 15, culminating on America Recycles Day. Participating schools will track and report how much recyclable material they collect.

At the close of the four-week competition, the school in each state that collects the most recyclable material per capita will win bragging rights!  A national champion will then be chosen from the top statewide winners to receive a recycled content park bench for their school.

For tools, tips, educational activities and promotional materials – check out the Recycle-Bowl website.

So, notify your schools and school systems to get them started registering; we want Georgia schools to be well represented and to win!!! The Race is On!


The Online Guide to Environmental Education (EE) in Georgia ( includes a directory of over 300 organizations that offer EE resources to Georgia educators. A searchable resource database allows you to locate the grants, contests, outreach programs, curricula, field studies, etc. available from these organizations and others. In addition the statewide calendar includes upcoming EE professional learning workshops, conferences, and symposia. Check out the new EE School Directory and discover the many projects and programs taking place at schools across the state. If your school is a model for EE, consider showcasing your efforts by creating a profile in the directory as well! Plus be sure to subscribe to the free EEinGeorgia monthly E-newsletter to keep up with new EE resources and opportunities posted to the site.

Visit the US EPA’s Eco-Portal for Teachers for access to databases, information, and activities for your students.

Green Teacher is a magazine that is used by many teachers to help enhance environmental programs in their classrooms. Green Teacher provides education for Planet Earth.


Do you have a recycling program in your school? Have you ever wanted to learn more about how you can reduce waste? Start by checking out the EcoKids website!

Earth911 makes every day earth day!  Check it out for environmental games, activities, and information.

Make your own biodegradable planter!  Find the instructions here.

Join the Planet Protectors Club!