Recycling at Guam Liberation Day Parade and Carnival

Recycling at Guam Liberation Day Parade and Carnival

 Learn & Earn! Learn how to recycle properly with Ms. Peggy Denney and the GCC Ecowarriors at the Guam Liberation Day Parade and Carnival this summer. Earn anywhere from 4 to 45+ service learning hours depending on the number of hours you commit to. 

Preparation Instruction:
Contact Ms. Peggy Denney at 483-9415 to schedule your hours for recycling at the Liberation Carnival at the Paseo in Hagatna, the Parade, or both.  The Carnival is currently running every day and ends on August 7th.  If you want to recycle during the Liberation Day Parade on Sunday, July 21st, meet at the i-Recycle station located between the GCIC building and Staywell Insurance in Hagatna.  You will know you are in the right place if you see two large metal containers between the buildings. You will need to contact Ms. Peggy Denney to let her know that you are coming.  Dress comfortably and wear sun protection. Bring a reusable water bottle and snacks. 

Activity Instruction:
Recycling at the Liberation Carnival involves working with Ms. Peggy and the GCC Ecowarriors to make sure that recyclables are placed in the proper bins. The full bins are emptied and recyclables are placed at the holding area. 

Recycling at the Liberation Parade involves getting recyclables from chicken wire bins that were passed out to groups lined along the parade route.  Aluminum cans and only #1 and #2 plastic bottles will be emptied into large roll-off bins located between the GCIC Building and Staywell Insurance. 


Reflection Instruction:

In order to earn service learning hours, a reflection will need to be turned in to a teacher for input into Power School. The reflection should address: What did you do? What did you learn? In what way was this service to your community?

 Consider: Recycling reduces the amount of trash that goes into the Layon Landfill.  Less energy and resources are used up if recycling is done properly. We also need to recognize the importance of reducing our use of single-use plastic containers. Consider whether you really need to buy that drink that comes in a plastic bottle. The less plastic we buy, the less plastic ends up in the environment. Think about how plastic items can be harmful to wildlife on land and in the ocean.  Also, understand that plastic just breaks down into tinier pieces called ‘microplastics’. These particles tend to bind to toxins that can end up in our bodies when eaten by fish and other animals. 

Learning Standards/Objectives:
  1. HS.1.3   Analyze how environment influences personal and community health.
  2. HS 4.2.4 , 5.2.4, MS.2.4 Identify how the community can support personal health practices.
  3. AP.1.5 Demonstrate by actions in the community caring and respect for the environment, human beings, and all living things
  4. BI.2.30 Recognize and describe how human beings are part of Earth’s ecosystems and that human activities can, deliberately or inadvertently, alter the equilibrium in ecosystems.
  5. BI 5.2.4   Explain that in any particular environment, some kinds of plants and animals survive well, some do not survive as well, and some cannot survive at all and how changes in those environments can sometimes be beneficial or harmful.
  6. BI 4.5.2 Explain why some products and materials are easier to recycle than others.
  7. AG.4.16   Practice personal character traits that facilitate thoughtful and effective participation in civic life, including the following:  • Trustworthiness and honesty  • Courtesy and respect for the rights of others• Responsibility, accountability, and self-reliance • Respect for the law • Patriotism • Financial responsibility
  8. AG.4.17  Explain the importance of thoughtful and effective participation in civic life, including the following: • Obeying the law and paying taxes • Serving as a juror • Participating in the political process  • Performing public service  • Keeping informed about current issues • Respecting differing opinions in a diverse society • Practicing personal and fiscal responsibility


  Name: Joni Kerr
 Phone: 797-1477
Organization/Agency/Business Name: GCC Ecowarriors

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