I had some questions about the issue that you raised.
I wonder about what kinds of values and responsiblities
teachers can discuss in their classroom. What kind of art
could you address in that deals the issues of awareness
and knowledge of life? Are there artists that specifically
deal with the attention and analyzation messages in the media?
How can students benifit from thinking about how their
lifestyle affects the environment? Stimulating a desire to
change what is wrong about how we treat the environment is
good, how can we get students to feel responsible for this
kind of action outside of the classroom? I think your idea
dealing with recycling is great!