Did you know that each child taking a disposable lunch to school creates an average of 67 pounds of lunch waste each year? Take that and multiply it by the number of students we have in our building this year and it adds up to 20,770 pounds of lunch waste. As a "Green" school, we are continually mindful of the environment and what can be done to promote good environmental practices. In keeping with that thought, we will be implementing a "waste-free" lunch program.
Here are some waste-free lunch packing tips:
To kick-off our waste-free lunch program, we have instituted Waste-Free Wednesdays to try to get students to begin bringing in waste-free lunches. Fifth graders have been researching this topic and have created posters, written morning announcements, and they have been educating the students in classrooms around the building. Please help us make this program successful by beginning to send your children to school with a waste-free lunch every Wednesday!