The RARE program has now ended. The RARE program ran from September 2013 to July 2016, and reached over 5,600 students in Butte County.
A huge thank you to Butte County Department of Public Works for funding the program!!
Recycling education will continue under the leadership of Butte County. Visit recyclebutte.net to stay updated on new developments. Remember the "Four R's": Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot!!
Check out our Teacher's Resources Page to find worksheets, curriculum, and visuals for teaching the "Four R's".
The Recycling and Rubbish Education (RARE) program has been an innovative and successful county-wide, county-funded educational outreach program since 2001. RARE was originally facilitated by CSU Chico as an educational exhibit until 2012. In 2013, Butte Environmental Council was selected to carry on and improve the legacy.
RARE has developed various mobile educational materials which accompany the RARE facilitators as they visit 57 or more classrooms and 6 or more public outreach events each year, allowing us to greatly increase our education and engagement.
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