Paper Towns Activity
In the “Paper Towns” challenge, two groups were formed to create their own towns made out of recycled paper. Each town had to create buildings such as schools, gas stations, factories, hospitals and anything else they could think of using these materials. They each had a designated waste disposal area that they could request garbage pickup when their scrap paper was piling up. However, when Town A requested garbage pickup, their garbage was placed in Town B (see picture above). Town B was the designated dump and therefore did not receive any garbage pickup. The girls discussed waste management, where their garbage goes, and why reducing, reusing, and recycling is so important. They talked about how poorer communities don’t have the money for these luxuries and are often subject to becoming dump sites for wealthier cities.