The 9th and 12th grade students from MetWest's Environmental Science classes are collaborating to create two school wide initiaitives. The first, a recycling and aluminum can redemption program, will lauch in early April. The second is a cafeteria food scrap composting project.
With data gathered from our Waste Audit, students recognized that more than 1/5 of our waste was food related, and students wanted to turn those leftovers into treasure. Students in the environmental science classes will educate their peers about the importance of waste reduction, and how we can take action at a local level and make simple lifestyle shifts that can have a tremendous impact on the environment.
Students have a target goal to reduce our carbon footprint significantly. We are currently sending 80% of our school's waste to the landfills that could be either recycled or composted. We are hoping to achieve an initial target of cutting our waste in half by the end of April.