Education Resources

April 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! To celebrate, Ramsey County,Earth_Day_Action_Quest_Logo_Badge Washington County and Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy partnered to develop the Earth Day Action Quest! Everything is a little different right now, and the way we celebrate Earth Day is no exception! You can reduce, reuse, and recycle from home, and explore nature right in your own neighborhood! 

Complete the Earth Day Action Quest challenges with your family to leave the Earth a better place for future generations, pick up some thrifty habits, and enjoy the spring weather. As you complete the challenges, share photos on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #ActionQuest2020. Stay safe, follow social distancing guidelines, and happy trails!

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Resources for Educators


The Department of Public Health and Environment loans out learning kits to help educators and community group leaders teach about composting, recycling, and the trash problem and solutions.

Compost KitComposting Education Kit

Teach about nature's way of recycling through decomposition and composting. View the Composting Education Kit Guidebook.



Recycling information displayRecycled Products Kit

Teach about the recycling process and show examples of recycled products. Read the Recycled Products Kit Guidebook.



Trash Trunk

Trash Trunk



Teach about the garbage problem and waste reduction. See more about the Trash Trunk Guidebook.