The St. Louis Teachers' Recycle Center, Inc. gathers creative materials from local business and industry that are landfill-bound and makes them available to teachers, parents and youth groups.  Susan Blandford, the Executive Director opened the first of four centers in St. Louis in 1992.  Since then, the excitement of teachers has spread throughout the region and the demand for a traveling recycle center became apparent. This year the St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District funded SLTRC to purchase a van to help deal with the delivery of  materials directly to schools, youth programs and area educational events. 

The St. Louis area has proven that "we are all in this together" by supporting this win-win-win program for the past fifteen years.   Industry wins by lessening their contribution to the landfill, teachers win by having access to high-quality materials for their classrooms, but most of all, our children win by having good materials to put their hands and minds around.   THANK YOU ST. LOUIS! 
"Van Go"...Goes Around and Comes Around ...
         and Makes a Grand Impression. 

The St. Louis Teachers' Traveling Recycle Center, "Van Go", can schedule a stop at your school, preschool, day care center, or any program.  Providing a walk-on traveling center ready to fill bags of  "unburied treasures" .

Student Workshops  - "Hands, Heart and Mind" Environmental Education workshops developed using the Missouri State Standards and providing creative hands-on curriculum in Math, Science, Language and Art. Serving Pre-K thru 12th grade.

Adult Workshops - The Play Experience: S.P.A.R.K. Spontaneous Play Awakens Creative Knowledge © and Play for Peace.  Creative play is a source of wisdom and healing.  Discover new ways of helping adults develop the power to think creatively, to collaborate and communicate across emotional, cultural and socioeconomic barriers. Bring together the Mind and Heart, in the classroom.

Call (636) 227-7095 to schedule a stop to your day and after school programs or to find out the location nearest to you.

Van GO traveling Reuse Lab

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This page was last updated on: March 24, 2016

This page was last updated on: March 24, 2016
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