The Zero Waste Education Program is touring schools in the Squamish Lillooet Regional District (SLRD). Students will learn where their waste goes, conduct waste audits, and participate in the Zero Waste Challenge. This blog follows the program, tracking the Zero Waste Challenge results. The program is an action initiative of the SLRD’s Solid Waste Management Plan. The goal of this plan is to reduce the regions solid waste by 67%.
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Coast Mountain Academy 7/8's Plan for Earth Day
Grade 7 and 8 students at the new Coast Mountain Academy in Squamish are interested in making a difference in their environment and they hope to inspire others in the school and community to participate in an Act of Green during Earth Week next week. The students received a Zero Waste Workshop last week, where they talked about how healthy, homemade food options are often better for them and better for the environment. Packaging produces such a large percentage of our waste that ends up in the landfill as so much of our current packaging is not recyclable. Homemade food involves less packaging and can then be brought to school in a reusable container. Students were still brainstorming which initiatives they would create and encourage at their school. We will check in again to see what they did.