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Emily Henry's Garden Club certified

  • 275 Students
  • 4 report(s)
  • 2,299 lbs CO2e saved

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Step 1: Perform a Baseline Assessment

Campus Walkthrough

Emily Henry's Garden Club

Los Robles Magnet Academy

Ravenswood City Elementary

Step 2: Create an Action Plan to obtain GSS certification

Waste Diversion Opportunities and Goals

Emily Henry's Garden Club

Los Robles Magnet Academy

Ravenswood City Elementary

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

Los Robles - Manos a la Obra!

Emily Henry's Garden Club

Los Robles Magnet Academy

Ravenswood City Elementary

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

Los Robles - Si Se Puede!

Emily Henry's Garden Club

Los Robles Magnet Academy

Ravenswood City Elementary

Campus Walkthrough

June 4 2020

Initial campus walk through

Summary

On Sept 27, Emily Henry, Food Corp Garden Educator assigned to Los Robles, led Esme Cabrera on a tour of the current waste infrastructure needs and opportunities for Los Robles students. Los Robles is a small Bilingual Immersion elementary school in East Palo Alto serving 275 students. Initially, Emily expressed a desire to make a greater connection between lunchtime food waste and possible on-site composting as part of her garden curriculum.

The school had recycling service and one 64 gallon toter into which 12 classrooms could dispose of paper waste. No classroom or common area had recycling bins except for the main office and also the staff lunchroom. All students eat in the cafeteria. The cafeteria had an informal Food Share table to capture and share edible food. Emily was interested in finding a way to capture some organic food waste to compost in the garden and general waste reduction throughout the school.


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