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Anti-Litter Education

LSNI has collaborated with Keep America Beautiful (KAB) to provide Waste in Place curriculum kits and professional development training for a city wide pilot program. Alfred E. Burr elementary school was the first school to participate; other schools within the City will receive training in November 2013. The goal of the pilot program is to incorporate litter prevention & solid waste management curriculum into Hartford Public Schools.


Curriculum for Teaching Litter Prevention and Solid Waste Management 

The Waste In Place curriculum, created by Keep America Beautiful, addresses the problem of waste and its disposal alternatives, and emphasizes responsible solid waste handling practices through hands-on activities for K-8th grade. This unique curriculum aims to encourage informed decisions by our future community leaders.

Curriculum Goals

  • Increase awareness and knowledge of solid waste problems
  • Use hands-on activities to teach students how to properly dispose of and handle solid waste
  • Promote social responsibility
  • Use a behaviorally-based, systematic approach to changing attitudes and practices related to proper waste handling


Waste In Place uses an approach developed through three years of research and is consistent with recommendations from the National Board of Education, the National Science Teachers Association, the National Science Foundation, Science for All Americans, and Project 2061. Some of these recommendations include utility, social responsibility, intrinsic value of knowledge, philosophical value, and childhood enrichment.

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Hartford City Hall, Room 304
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Hartford CT, 06103
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