For many years, the Waste Diversion Program has been a cornerstone of sustainability and environmental consciousness within our schools. This year, two elementary students went on a remarkable journey when they identified an opportunity for improvement in their schoolâ€™s waste diversion bins.Ìý
Where do chopsticks go? Parchment paper? Pizza boxes with leftovers? Knowing that contaminated recycling would go straight to the trash, they tackled the issue head-on and navigated the challenges of these lunch items.
The students crafted a presentation to share with the school and collaborated with their parent advisory council to reduce waste. They inspected waste stations to further educate their peers and hosted informative sessions in the staff room. With their continued dedication, these waste warriors have made an amazing impact so far and are aiming for a substantial waste reduction by the end of the school year.
This impactful green initiative has shown what shared dedication can do for a greener and more sustainable future.