Teacher Resources

Interested in teaching sustainability lessons in the classroom? You can download this teaching guide and teacher's edition developed by Casella to begin important conversations about the environment with students. The activities are hands-on, exciting, and informative. Check back soon for a downloadable PDF of the booklet.

There are many resources available online by doing simple keyword searches. Many people have put together lesson plans, just reuse!


  • The Green Team, an interactive educational program that empowers students and teachers to help the environment through the 3Rs and composting.
  • Green Education Foundation (GEF), a non-profit organization that provides sustainability education resources to K-12 classrooms, youth groups and families nationwide.
  • Green Schools is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, based out of MA, whose mission is to create greener and healthier learning environments through education and awareness. Green Schools provides a number of Environmental Education programs, resources and opportunities for Students and Schools [K-12].
  • MassRecycle is the statewide coalition of individuals, municipalities, businesses, institutions and nonprofits dedicated to promoting and realizing the economic, social and environmental benefits resulting from reducing, reusing and recycling, and to increasing the utilization of recycled products. Their conference in March has a track for schools.
  • MA Envirothon, a statewide environmental education program for high-school-age students and their advisors that gives students an opportunity to compete for scholarships.