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Baywood Green Team Changemakers certified

  • 75 Students
  • 6 report(s)
  • 22,877 lbs CO2e saved

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Step 1: Perform a Baseline Assessment

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

Baywood Green Team Changemakers

Baywood Elementary

San Mateo-Foster City

Step 2: Create an Action Plan to obtain GSS certification

Baywood Waste Reduction Plan

Baywood Green Team Changemakers

Baywood Elementary

San Mateo-Foster City

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

Baywood Changemakers Take Charge!

Baywood Green Team Changemakers

Baywood Elementary

San Mateo-Foster City

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

Baywood Changemakers in Action!

Baywood Green Team Changemakers

Baywood 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

Baywood Changemakers - Post Waste Assessment

Baywood Green Team Changemakers

Baywood Elementary

San Mateo-Foster City

Step 5: Celebrate and Share your project(s)

Baywood Changemakers Virtual Celebration

Baywood Green Team Changemakers

Baywood Elementary

San Mateo-Foster City

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

April 24 2020

"I was new to the school and noticed that there was no infrastructure or routines for waste sorting at lunch, and our students were producing a lot of waste. During each of three lunch periods per day, students produced 6 bags of garbage!" --Deb Robert, Assistant Principal

Summary

March 12, 2019

School Lunch Waste walk-through with Deb Roberts

Challenges:

  • ·       Children eat in 3-4 different, multi-level outdoor seating areas at staggered times.
  • ·       Eating area logistics (the school playground and eating areas are on an inclined plane) must take custodian trash take-out safety needs.
  • ·       Lots of crows populate the eating areas immediately after children leave.
  • ·       Currently, no signage or lids on brutes
  • ·       Landfill trash is overflowing and is being strewn around by birds. Current landfill capacity is a 3yd bin. There are about 10 -12 recycling toters spread throughout the campus.
  • ·       Space need may not accommodate a 3rd yard compost bin in the trash hauling area.

Opportunities:

  • ·       Desire by staff and custodian to reduce the amount of trash to landfill
  • ·       Industrial sinks close to each eating area for liquids separation
  • ·       Children eat in 3-4 different outdoor seating areas thereby reducing crowding at sorting bins.
  • ·       School currently recycles, mostly paper. Contamination from food filled plastic containers and milk cartons exists where common area toters are placed next to eating areas.

 

July of 2019

In anticipation of AB 1826 and SB 1383, and to follow new District mandate, Deb Roberts contacted Mark Herrera to order a compost yard bin through the school hauler, Recology

1 yard compost bin is ordered by Mark Herrera

Expected delivery date: By Sept 14th, 2019

August 22, 2019

Esme Cabrera conducts a campus waste bin Audit for recess and lunch to take stock of current waste infrastructure and make infrastructure and purchasing recommendations. 

September 13, 2019

Deb asks for final recommendations for infrastructure purchase based on campus waste bin audit and input from day custodian and teachers/staff

 

 


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