Over the past year, we have dedicated ourselves to creating fun and informative educational recycling trunks for use by teachers and students across the state of Montana. By offering the recycling trunks to schools, students will receive an opportunity to learn more about recycling, the importance of protecting our environment and how to start or enhance their current recycling efforts. These trunks have been created to help teach people of all ages about recycling. They can be used in a one-time lesson, ongoing lessons or used to let people sort through and learn on their own about recycling. The trunks include a comprehensive guide to lesson planning, visual aids and several hands-on materials.
Click here to see how the trunks are made and please let us know if you would be interested in learning more about recycling with the Education Trunk.
Recycle Montana is a non-profit organization seeking sponsors to help support recycling trunk costs to enable the placement of as many trunks as possible within Montana schools. Our current goal is to permanently install 112 recycling trunks in the school systems of Montana cities, rural areas, and tribal reservations within the next 5 years. Teachers have already expressed their interest and excitement about using the recycling trunks to educate their students. Recycle Montana continually receives positive feedback that confirms improved recycling education is imperative across the state.
Each sponsorship of $250 places one trunk in a local school or school of your choice labeled with your logo which will be prominently displayed on the trunk for everyone to see. Your sponsorship will be advertised and shared on Facebook, on our website, and through other media resources. Please scroll to the bottom of this page if you’d like to sponsor a trunk!
A huge thanks to our current trunk sponsors!
$250 North Central Montana Retired Educators Association
School: Winifred- placement pending
$250 Grabofsky, Van Heel and Funderburk Accounting Firm
School: Central Montana Organization of Home Schoolers
$1000 Joe Filipowicz of Steel Etc
Schools: Mountain View, Meadowlark, Great Falls High, CM Russell High
$250 Billings Junior Women’s Club Conservation Committee
School: Billings School District #2
Pending- $500 Pacific Steel and Recycling, Great Falls Branch
Schools: Roosevelt – placement pending
$250 Salish Kootenai College Upward Bound
$1155 Southgate Mall Fountain Funds
$250 Ardene and Dave Zion