A few spaces are still open for middle and high schools from Alameda County to join the Service-Learning Waste Reduction Project (SLWRP) for 2013-2014.
SLWRP features support for teachers and students interested in reducing waste on campus, store at home and in the community. In 2011-2012, schools in the SLWRP program cut waste sent to landfill by over 1.5 million pounds through a variety of efforts to Reduce, recipe Reuse, Recycle and Rot (compost).
In addition to the traditional SLWRP support of monthly professional development and networking meetings, technical assistance, free field trips, waste audit support, and stipends for teachers and staff, SLWRP will also add support for other environmental pathways in the Green Star Schools framework:
- School Yards.
Member schools can get started right away by signing up for field trips, preparing stipend forms, and registering for a waste audit using the menu on the upper right hand corner of this page. Also, be sure to check out our "Welcome Back!" post with tips for setting a waste reduction tone at your school at the start of the year.