Students will understand the need to prolong the life of our natural resources and to reduce waste by reviewing the 3 R's: reduce, reuse, and recycle. They will make connections between the materials we use, how they are used, what resources made them, and how they are disposed of. Students will define composting and identify the components of backyard composting. They will define and give examples of renewable and nonrenewable resources and components of solar and wind power as sources of energy. Students will be introduced to more environmentally conscious alternatives and exercise better decision-making skills as consumers.