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School Recycling Videos and Media

NYC School Recycling Videos

Be Cool, Recycle in School

Filmed at an M.S. 113 classroom in Brooklyn, this fun music video will set the right tone for your students to recycle. Brooklyn native, artist-activist, Precise, will help connect your student to environmental issues through his Green Campaign. Watch video.

Green is the Word

Great for students and staff to watch how schools across NYC are building successful recycling programs. Get ideas for your Green Team, see outreach activities for students, and learn how schools are an important part of increasing the recycling rate in New York City. Directed by NYC parent, Pamela French. Watch video.

GrowNYC Presents: NYC Recycling Made Simple

These 30 and 60 second videos produced by GrowNYCs Office of Recycling Outreach and Education (OROE) are great for showing your class or auditorium assembly whats recyclable in NYC schools and at home, while telling a story about the power of recycling. Watch video.

Pratt Industries on The Works

Seeing is believing. This fantastic 8 minute video from The History Channel visits NYCs largest paper recycler, Pratt Industries on Staten Island, to show how they recycle NYC paper. Watch video.

R to the E to the Cycle

A recycling anthem for NYC schools, written and performed by Queens high school student CJ Joseph. This catchy jam will have all of your students singing along while learning the right way to recycle in NYC. It may also inspire them to write and produce their own recycling video. Watch video.

Recycling and Waste Videos and Films

Bag It: The Movie

What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a extensive investigation into plastic and its effect on our waterways, oceans, and even our bodies. This documentary comes with extensive materials for educators, including lesson plans, and service projects for students. Watch video.

Garbage Dreams

Rent or buy this great film that follows three teenage boys born into the trash trade and growing up in the worlds largest garbage village on the outskirts of Cairo. Far ahead of any modern Green initiatives, the Zabaleen survive by recycling 80 percent of the garbage they collect. Watch video.

Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage

This 19-minute documentary excavates the history of garbage handling from the 1800s to the post-WWII golden era of consumption and up through the contradictions of modern day recycling. Watch video.

Garbage: the Revolution Starts at Home

Writer and director, Andrew Nisker asks an average urban family, to keep every scrap of garbage they create for three months. He then takes them on a journey to find out where it all goes and what it's doing to the world. Watch video.

The Story of Stuff

These groundbreaking, 20-minute films, use animation and a human narrator to take viewers on a provocative and eye-opening tour of the real costs of our consumer driven culture. Watch video.

Waste Land

Rent or buy this award winning documentary for your class or school assembly. Brooklyn based artist, Vik Muniz, returns to his native Brazil and the worlds largest landfill, to tell the remarkable story of those who make their living picking recyclables from the landfill. Watch video.