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Stay Green at Home

Another hot San Antonio summer is on the horizon. And Texas Disposal Systems (TDS) is here with tips and tools for making this the greenest summer yet—with a variety of fun, earth-friendly activities for moms and kids of all ages staying at home during COVID-19. From gardening to coloring to online learning tools, TDS has something for everyone to enjoy as we head into summer and care for our planet together.

For more ideas about summer experiences you can do while learning at home with your kids, visit the main page, Charter a Summer of Learning.

Plant a Raised Bed Garden with Garden-Ville

Planting a veggie and herb garden can be such a fun activity for everyone to enjoy together—children will explore their surroundings and learn how to maintain their garden, while spending quality time with other family members. And if you’re looking for a great place to find locally sourced, natural garden products such as soil, mulch and compost, look no further than Garden-Ville.

Eco Academy Curriculum

In light of our current stay-at-home situation, TDS has made Lesson 1 of its Eco Academy elementary curriculum available online for anyone to download. TDS Eco Academy is a program designed to help minimize waste in Central Texas schools by educating K–12 students about trash, recycling and composting options. The program provides training, signage, curriculum and other educational materials for staff, administrators and students at partner school districts with the goal of making learning fun and enabling real-world application.

Coloring Pages

TDS has partnered with Austin artist Becca Borrelli to launch a series of coloring pages for families to enjoy together. With hand-drawn features and robust images, the project shares fun and playful artscapes for children and parents to work on together. To download the coloring pages, visit Parents are encouraged to share their family’s finished product on Texas Disposal Systems’ Facebook page.

Read More About Staying Green at Home

“Tips and Tools for Staying Green While at Home with your Kids,” Texas Disposal Systems, April 27, 2020


Eco Academy

Coloring Pages

Texas Disposal Systems on YouTube

Waste Wizard and Recycle Game

Charter Moms Chats

Watch Inga Cotton’s interview with Greg Behl, Sustainability and Diversion Coordinator for Texas Disposal Systems, on Charter Moms Chats.

For more ideas about summer experiences you can do while learning at home with your kids, visit the main page, Charter a Summer of Learning.

About the Author

Wendy Bradley is the Community Relations Manager at Texas Disposal Systems.

Greg Behl is the Sustainability and Diversion Coordinator for Texas Disposal Systems. Greg’s focus is on increasing landfill diversion at TDS governmental and school district client locations. Through guided trainings and implementation of best practices he has helped numerous entities move toward their sustainability goals.
He is currently working with multiple Central Texas school districts, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and Texas Athletics on their “zero waste” initiatives. With many years of experience in the recycling industry and combined passion, Greg shares his knowledge in line with promoting the mission of Texas Disposal Systems.


Jun 11 2020


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