Invitation to Support BUSD Sustainability and Zero Waste
We are excited to announce the passage of the BUSD Sustainability Plan! The Plan is a comprehensive effort to support sustainability throughout our schools and facilities as well as in our curriculum. Staff in the BUSD Facilities Department, with the support of a sustainability expert, are beginning these efforts by organizing activities dedicated to waste reduction. Our goals are to:
1) support classroom and lunchroom sorting (composting, bottles/cans, paper, landfill), including distribution of all needed infrastructure; and
2) encourage a culture of sustainability and zero waste that inspires students and BUSD staff to reduce, reuse, recycle and rot.
Striving for Zero Waste Kick-Off Meeting: Feb. 5, 4:30-6:30pm, Longfellow Middle School cafeteria
Kick-off Meeting on Feb. 5th: Staff, parents and other BUSD community members are invited to the “Striving for Zero Waste Kick-off meeting on February 5th (4:30-6:30 pm) at Longfellow Middle School cafeteria on Ward St. The meeting is intended to provide you with tools and guidance for leading a zero waste campaign at your school for the duration of the school year.
Fill out our form for more information: Whether you are part of an existing Green Team or want to now get involved in efforts, please fill out this form so that we can provide you with more information about the meeting and campaign. You can direct any questions to Sustainability Consultant Susan Silber: email@example.com.
Sustainability Plan staff are eager to support your efforts with training that will continue for the remainder of the school year. We are excited to help our school communities and beyond to save money, save natural resources, inspire students to learn about respecting the planet and help address the climate crisis.
About the Sustainability Plan: The Plan is a comprehensive effort to to reduce the environmental footprint of schools and promote environmental literacy, which we believe are fundamental to a high-quality 21st century education. The Plan will have numerous co-benefits in addition to addressing the urgency of climate change, from saving money to supporting students’ social and emotional learning through increased hands-on and nature-based opportunities. If you have questions about solar energy, transportation, outdoor education or other issues related to the Sustainability Plan that are not related to waste, you may direct them to BUSD Maintenance Manager Steve Collins: firstname.lastname@example.org.