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Earth Day 2018 - Stop Plastic Waste

Bags to Boats 1131: :Bags%20to%20Boats  View PDF end: :tag
The beaches of Kenya’s idyllic Lamu island are dotted with traditional houses, mansions, the odd donkey and, increasingly, tidal lines of plastic trash. One man has decided to design traditional sailing boats from recycled plastic. (Plastic bags, Kenya, boat building, effects of plastic on environment, matching information, discussion.)

Not Enough Room For More Fish In The Sea??  View PDF
Lizzie Carr is on a mission. She recently became the first woman to cross the English Channel solo on a paddle-board to draw attention to the "global plastic crisis". From fishing lines to flip flops, there are more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic floating in the world's oceans. (Global plastic crisis, oceans, working for a cause.)
Waste Warriors 2170: :Waste%20Warriors  View PDF end: :tag
Naz is one of five Afghan refugee women who are not only battling traditional gender roles by going out to work, but who have also become unlikely warriors in the Indian capital's fight to curb plastic waste pollution. (Refugees, small businesses, dealing with plastic waste, India.)
That's Not Junk 1332: :That%27s%20Not%20Junk  View PDF end: :tag
One man's garbage is another man's riches, so the old saying goes. "University professor Jeff Ferrell is something of a U.S. urban Robin Hood, although what he gives away is not stolen but the result of dumpster diving. The professor of sociology looks through dumpsters and gives [most] of what he finds to the needy or to friends. (Reusing and recycling, waste disposal, vocabulary, true, false or not given, matching statements, second conditional, Trash or treasure Game, offering, requesting.)
Find Your Other Half - Subordinating Conjunctions  View PDF
This warmer looks at the problem of plastic waste and is an enjoyable way for students to practice use of subordinating conjunctions if, because, until.