It all starts with education
In order to make an impact in our community, we believe that it is imperative to educate our youngest community members. What better place to do this than in their schools every day! We have dedicated our zero waste schools program to creating living zero waste classrooms in and outside of a building.
Educating and empowering the next generation to be conscious of their waste is the key to creating zero waste communities.
Think your school is ready to begin its zero waste journey?
A wholistic approach
We are currently working in school districts every day across Rochester in cafeterias, at special events, and in classrooms. We believe that it is crucial to the success of a zero waste school program to work with your teachers, administrators, parents, and most importantly, your students in the creation and implementation of the program.
Our Zero Waste School Programs
Initial waste audits to generate baseline data
Zero waste policy creation and adoption
Zero waste procurement advisement
Waste stream diversion strategy
Waste hauling management
Composting hauling service
Regular metric collection and analysis
Zero waste school events management and staffing
Zero waste cafeteria programs (staffed or un-staffed)
Zero waste training for teachers, administrators, staff, and parents
Classroom presentations and workshops
Monthly zero waste reports
Coming soon: Zero waste elementary curriculum
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This FREE one page infographic helps explain why we sort different products based on what they’re made of. Please feel free to download and distribute to your family, students, teachers, staff, and community members!