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Science Classes at Taylor certified

  • 114 Students
  • 7 report(s)
  • 315,421 lbs CO2e saved

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Reports by this Classroom

Step 1: Perform a Baseline Assessment

Waste Audit with SSF Scavenger

Science Classes at Taylor

Taylor Middle

Millbrae

Step 2: Create an Action Plan to obtain GSS certification

Planning to Green the Taylor Campus

Science Classes at Taylor

Taylor Middle

Millbrae

Step 3: Complete the Action Projects identified in your Action Plan (must do at least one)

Utensil-Free Wednesday

Science Classes at Taylor

Taylor Middle

Millbrae

Step 3: Complete the Action Projects identified in your Action Plan (must do at least one)

Worm Composting at Taylor

Science Classes at Taylor

Taylor Middle

Millbrae

Step 3: Complete the Action Projects identified in your Action Plan (must do at least one)

Greening Taylor - Rots to Divert

Science Classes at Taylor

Taylor Middle

Millbrae

Step 4: Do a Follow-up Assessment and Report on the actions taken by your class to conserve resources and reduce C02e

Taylor Milestones and Next Steps

Science Classes at Taylor

Taylor Middle

Millbrae

Step 5: Celebrate and Share your project(s)

Virtual Meetup to Celebrate Successes!

Science Classes at Taylor

Taylor Middle

Millbrae

Greening Taylor - Rots to Divert

May 28 2020

Students began sorting waste into 3 streams in the cafeteria! The Green Team helped make clearly labelled bin signs to help students sort and monitored the bins during lunch to educate their peers. 

Summary

The students started a commercial composting and recycling program in the cafeteria during recess and lunch.  They sorted organics, recyclables and trash into three separate bins, something that hadn’t been done before at Taylor.  In the past, all waste from recess and lunch had been going to landfills; as a result of the “greening” of the cafeteria, only a small portion of cafeteria waste ends up in landfills.

Metrics

The school diverted 3 cu yards of organic waste per week, for 25 weeks.

17357 gallons of Mixed organics between August 22nd 2019 and March 13th 2020
Results: 311,220 lbs CO2e emmissions avoided

Photos

Recycling Relay at Sort Assembly

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