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FCE Green Team certified

  • 859 Students
  • 5 report(s)
  • 102,849 lbs CO2e saved

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Step 1: Perform a Baseline Assessment

OOS Waste Walk through (lunch area only) and Lunchtime Waste Audit

FCE Green Team

Foster City Elementary

San Mateo-Foster City

Step 2: Create an Action Plan to obtain GSS certification

FCE Organics Waste Diversion Action Plan (lunchtime and recess)

FCE Green Team

Foster City Elementary

San Mateo-Foster City

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

FCE Organics Waste Diversion in Action (lunchtime and recess)

FCE Green Team

Foster City Elementary

San Mateo-Foster City

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

Post-Lunch Time Waste Audit (Step 4)

FCE Green Team

Foster City Elementary

San Mateo-Foster City

Step 5: Celebrate and Share your project(s)

FCE Virtual Earth Day/Green Team Celebration

FCE Green Team

Foster City Elementary

San Mateo-Foster City

FCE Organics Waste Diversion in Action (lunchtime and recess)

April 21 2020

FCE Green Team Formation - Let's Do This! 

After an all-staff introduction, custodian input and inclusion, and all-school 4R's assemblies and organics diversion training, 89 3-5th grade students volunteer to be Green Team helpers!

Summary

FCE sets an organics staff announcement, custodian training and school-wide organics roll-out assemblies for all grades. These take place on the dates of 10/1 and 10/23/19 respectively. Green Team student volunteers are invited to give their time to help manage bins during recess and lunch. A total of 89 students and 12 adult volunteers sign up through librarian Jo O-Brien, are trained by Rethink Waste on 11/1/19 and their work is overseen by Custodian Brian Cambell. 

Lunchtime sorting begins the week of 11/2 – 11/6. The Rethink Waste team is on-site everyday during this week to help Green Team volunteers get started. Green Team volunteers are organized and managed by librarian Jo O’Brien. Green Teams also are coordinated by custodian Brian Cambell. 

The Green Team volunteers monitor anywhere between 4-6 sorting stations everyday. Their duties include: arriving to their station on time and monitoring until their shift is over; making sure the station are correctly set-up (no bins missing); helping students figure out what goes where; correcting mistakes with grabbers; consolidating or moving bins toward's the custodial area at the end of the lunch period. 

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