School communities take up climate change on their own Schools & Kids, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Nov 28, 2007 at 2:18 pm
California's official campaigns against global warming may be taking a hands-off approach to K-12 public school greenhouse gas emissions, but without much fanfare, local school communities are building their own bandwagons.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 12:00 AM
Posted by Kay O'Neill, a resident of the Menlo Park: other neighborhood, on Nov 28, 2007 at 2:18 pm
Menlo Atherton High School diverted 80% of its waste from their annual fashion show luncheon. We composted most of our waste back into fertile soil by serving lunch in corn-based compostalbe dishes, cups and utensils. We recycled most of the waste sending five huge bags into compost, four into recycling and only two bags into bags of garbage into landfill. It was first for M-A to divert 80% of our luncheon (for a sold out crowd of 350) away from landfill.