SRS Sustainability Committee
For additional information regarding sustainable projects, provide suggestions, or participate at SRS contact :
Teacher Representative Jennifer McDonnell firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. McDonnell's 2nd Grade Class has just set up their Worm Composting Bin. The students are very excited to share their left-over snack waste such as Banana Peels and Apple Cores with their new class pets..the Eisenia foetida (commonly known as Red Wigglers). After the worms do their work..the castings will be taken to the class-raised garden bed on school grounds.
SRS took the challenge to reduce the amount of cafeteria trash. We went from 101 pounds in March to 70 pounds in May!! How low can we go????
This year the school has made an effort to increase recycling awareness in the school cafeteria. New recycling stations were added to the cafeteria. The students were given a tutorial on how to read the recycling labels on bottles and bags and then created signs to encourage recycling. In March the lunch room trash was actually weighed. 101 pounds of trash in total from one day of student lunch trash. A Challenge was issued to try to reduce the amount of waste created at lunch by bringing in waste free lunches, the use of reusable containers, and of course recycling. We will reweigh May 4 to see the results of the recycling efforts and awareness. Teachers Kelly Kane and Jen McDonnell created a wonderful presentation at the primary all-school meeting on recycling.