Monday, November 14, 2016

Handprinting Kick-Off

Students have been learning environmental education in STEM. On Friday, November 4th at our Handprinting Assembly, we shared our school-wide recycling, trash, and compost data. Our data shows that our school is creating more trash than recycling or compost.

With Handprinting, we keep track of the positive impacts that we cause to happen - and focus on the good environmental choices that we make.

It is a new system that tallies the good
we do for the planet!

 Everyone at WES is making a sustainability pledge to help have a positive impact or "handprint" on the Earth. Please ask your child about her/his pledge! Displaying
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At WES, the data shows that we are producing about 47 pounds of trash (destined for a landfill) per day, and around 17 pounds of recycling.  We are also producing about 35 pounds of compost per day. Our goal is to reduce the weight of our trash, and  increase the amount of recycling or composting that we do each day.

Gerry weighs our trash and recycling each day. The cafe staff weighs all our compost. Sustainable Woodstock and Farm to School helped us purchase scales and compost buckets for classrooms.

text from school newsletter - source MMills. 

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