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The Garbology Project

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Graduate student Mallory K. Messersmith’s group project was a Garbology study. Mallory discusses the composition of Fijian garbage and how it may be changing as Fijians purchase and use more imported western items, particularly food items. >
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Additional videos in the Garbology Project library

The Garbology Project

The Fijian Kitchen

Lesson Plans and Classroom Activities

Garbology Challenge from the UAB Dept. of Anthropology

26 Lessons on Garbology

Garbology - A Thematic Unit About Trash

 

Garbology Kids

 

Alabama Course of Study
Science (2005)
 
Grade 1
10.) Describe uses of recycled materials.
       Examples: manufacture of paper products from old newspapers, production of mulch from trees
 
Grade 3
13.) Describe ways to sustain natural resources, including recycling, reusing, conserving, and protecting the environment.
• Recognizing the impact of society on human health and environmental conditions
 
Grades 9-12
Environmental Elective
9.) Describe land-use practices that promote sustainability and economic growth.
     Examples: no-till planting, crop rotation
     • Defining various types and sources of waste and their impact on the soil
     Examples:
- types-biodegradeable, nonbiodegradeable, organic, radioactive, nonradioactive;
- sources-pesticides, herbicides
• Identifying ways to manage waste, including composting, recycling, reusing, and reclaiming
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  • Daniel Foundation of Alabama
  • Hugh Kaul Foundation
  • Monte L. Moorer Foundation
  • Sybil H. Smith Charitable Trust
Web-Interactive Field Trips
  • Alabama Humanities Foundation
    A state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Robert Meyer Foundation
  • The Stephens Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
e-Learning for Educators/ APT Learn Online
  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
  • U.S. Department of Education
STEM Education Initiative
  • Ann & Alfred F. Delchamps, Jr. Charitable Fund
  • BBVA Compass Bank
  • Beverly and Gary Cooper Charitable Fund
  • Community Foundation of South Alabama
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
General Educational Support
  • Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Books-A-Million
  • Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
  • Publix
  • Wells Fargo
PBS Kids Programs
  • Alabama Power
  • Books-A-Million
  • Children's of Alabama
  • Publix
  • US Space & Rocket Center
American Graduate
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Southern Education Desk
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting