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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

Los Robles - Manos a la Obra!

June 4 2020

El equipo verde de Los Robles pone manos a la obra en diferentes trabajos para reducir la cantidad de basura que se va a los vertederos y trabaja para desviar la basura organica al compostaje para regenerar la tierra. 

Summary

After the lunchtime waste audit, (Mrs. Cox’s) 5th grade students discovered that they could divert up to 70% of lunchtime waste from the landfill by separating and sorting liquid, recycling, compostable and food waste. Many grades also received instruction in the 4R’s, reuse, worm composting and regular composting with teacher Emily Henry and learned even more ways to participate in waste reduction at school. For example, the entire 2nd grade made anti-litter posters and displayed them on their classroom windows. 5th grade formed a Green Team to help divert lunchtime waste for on-site worm and garden composting (the school garden has a worm box, a compost tumbler and a biostack bin. They also helped manage students using the liquid bucket and tossing the milk cartons into recycling bins. As the younger grades became aware of the Green Team and their purpose, they also volunteered their time to learning to help others divert waste. Students also particpated in litter clean-ups around campus. 

Esme from OOS brought vests, pickers, classroom recycling bins, and new bin signage to help with waste infrastructure. At least, 1/2 of the classes added recycling monitor jobs to their classrooms, recycling increase and improved in common areas such as the faculty lounge and front office. Students were able to diligently divert waste in these various ways for 3 weeks until receiving orders to shelter in place. 

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