15 Fantastic Sustainability and Recycling Anchor Charts

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It’s so important to promote conservation and sustainability in today’s classrooms. To help teach your students to be responsible citizens of earth, we put together our favorite anchor charts about recycling and sustainability. (New to anchor charts? Learn everything you need to know at our Anchor Charts 101. )

And this goes without saying that you should try to make your recycling anchor charts reusable and eco-friendly! First, create the basic text and images. Then, laminate the chart. After that, you’ll be able to use dry-erase markers for students to add their own input over the years!

1. Use a familiar phrase

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle has been around for decades, teaching us all how to conserve and preserve. Create your chart with the basic terms and definitions, then work as a class to come up with ways to take part in each of the activities.

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2. What is waste?

Create an anchor chart that defines what waste actually is and how it impacts the planet.

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3. Give love to the Earth

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Start with the simple but eye-catching heart-shaped earth graphic in the middle. Then, have students help you fill in the activities of a true earth lover, like planting trees or saving water.

Source: Teaching With Terhune

4. Focus on a strong message