Communicating important information in a fun way is a
great strategy to spread awareness about a topic and
poster campaigns have proven to be a great way to
have students get involved. For this challenge, sponsor
a poster campaign at your school that promotes
sustainability, health and wellness, recycling,
composting, environmental stewardship, energy, clean
air, litter, nutrition, or any other topic that students
connect to sustainability at your school.
Other things you could consider doing:
Have a panel of judges or the whole school select the top posters and recognize the student creators
Share these posters on your social media page or with parents in newsletters
Hang posters throughout the school to raise awareness
Each grade or class develops their own theme
Refresh your cafeteria waste station signs with custom signs created by students encouraging proper sorting
Additional poster campaign ideas:
An advertising campaign for your school promoting proper waste sorting
Communicate the benefits of recycling
What is the life cycle of a plastic bottle? If it is recycled? If it isn't recycled?
Helpful tips and tricks for recycling at home
How does food waste decompose to become compost?
What are the benefits of using compost to grow plants?
What are some things you can do to reduce trash?
To receive your challenge points, share some of the posters with HCS Facilities and the HCSWA by emailing images to,
Indicate the number of students involved and their grade levels