3 R's of Waste: Reduce, Redirect, Re-educate
As institutions, schools generate tons of waste. Most of that is headed to a landfill where it emits gigatons of methane that traps more heat and accelerates climate change. In the short turn, methane traps 80 x more heat than carbon dioxide.
In the cafeteria, one of the largest sources of school waste, students rush to finish lunch and get to class. Without proper training and an easy-to-use waste system, compostables are combined with contaminants, or end up in the trash. Clean, aerobic composting, instead, generates less destructive greenhouse gasses.
A sustainable school culture includes the cafeteria as a curricular space with opportunities for students to better understand the impacts of their consumer choices and food waste and build habits for sustainable stewardship.
Why we compost at BHS (5:00)
Empowerment to fight climate change: Owning our sustainability culture (10:00)
Food Waste: Learn about the massive impact on climate change (3:15)