Environmental Discovery Center
The Southeastern Indiana Recycling District’s (SEIRD) staff
often makes recycling presentations to classrooms, civic clubs and
organizations, or governmental meetings to advocate
environmental stewardship to the public. This is a free service, and is
available throughout their seven-county district comprised of Jefferson,
Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Scott, and Switzerland Counties.
SEIRD is pleased to offer their Environmental Discovery Center (EDC) to
district schools, families, churches and clubs to learn more about recycling
and how it impacts our environment. The 900-square-foot building offers
learning activities in several venues, including educational displays, games,
activities, and crafts from recyclables.
We stand ready to assist your school, organization, or municipality to learn
about the benefits of conscientious recycling and solid waste management. Tours
of our EDC and our Jefferson County Recycle Center are available at no charge,
by appointment. Contact Gary Marlin at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 812-574-4080 to schedule your program or tour today.
Download One Man's Trash and Trash Talk!
Available quarterly, SEIRD produces
two educational publications that are distributed throughout schools and area
newspapers. “One Man’s Trash…” and Trash
Talk! are guides to Reduce,
Reuse and Recycle. Content includes
recycling tips, facts, crafts and features on businesses that are reusing and
repurposing recyclable materials. Did you know that a company can make the
soles for six pairs of shoes from one car tire? That plastic soft drink bottles
are being turned into polyester that becomes fleece blankets and hoodies?
SEIRD publications include topics that review subjects such as
limiting waste by rethinking purchases, analyzing buying habits and
Click below to download the latest edition of "One Man’s Trash...” and "Trash
Talk!" and their accompanying teacher’s guide for education
One Man's Trash!
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of One Man's Trash....
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For educational purposes, click
Here for the
Teacher’s Guide, Winter 2014 edition of Trash Talk.
The Southeastern Indiana Recycling District (SEIRD) is pleased to announce the 2014 Students Making an Environmental Difference Scholarship for graduating high school seniors in SEIRD's seven-county district. Pending adequate submissions, one $ 1,000 award winner from each county will be selected from the entries received from: Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Scott, and Switzerland County high schools, for a total of $7,000. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 7, 2014 at 3:00pm. To download more information and the 2013-2014 Students Making an Environmental Scholarship Application. Click
Create a Recycling Radio Ad Winners
In collaboration with teachers at Madison Jr. High School in Jefferson Co.,
SEIRD offered a “Create a Recycling Radio Ad Contest” to 8th grade science
students. Teacher Mrs. Dugle contacted SEIRD to inquire how her students could
become active in promoting recycling public awareness.
SEIRD’s public outreach coordinator, Kendal Miller, came back with the idea of
inviting the students to write a radio ad to promote recycling and SEIRD’s
services. Students obtained more information through the Internet, SEIRD’s
website, and a PowerPoint program that Miller used during presentations to
Madison Jr. High School’s science classes.
Kristin Clevenger of WIKI 95.3 in
Madison assists Aleah Cutshall, Taylor Strouse, and Lauren Cardo with voicing
their Create a Recycling Ad winning entries at Madison Jr. High School in
Entries were narrowed down to around ten, and submitted
to SEIRD to select the two winning entries.
Aleah Cutshall, Taylor Strouse, and Lillie Leach were one set of winners,
focusing their ad on reducing, reusing and recycling. Lauren Cardo was also a
winner, discussing hard to dispose of items. Winners received a certificate and
a bag that contained recycled items. With the assistance of Kristin Clevenger,
sales manager of 95.3 WIKI radio in Madison, the winning writers were also the
“on-air” talent voicing their winning entries on behalf of SEIRD. Ads will air
between Dec. 10-Dec. 28, 2012 from 6am-midnight on WIKI 95.3.
SEIRD not only promotes recycling education in the schools, but to youth and
adult clubs, groups, and organizations. For more information, contact Gary Marlin at 812-574-4080 or e-mail