Last week the fourth and fifth graders played a game in the garden using the black bin, blue bin, green bin, and common items found around school and at home. We learned that film plastic, which is used to cover quite a bit of the food packaging served through Student Nutrition Services, can be recycled when placed together in a clear bag. You can also recycle soft-ball-size clumps of foil and used clothing that can’t be donated and reworn. And, students learned that used masking tape and stickers you can easily tear with your hands can be composted together with food scraps in the green bin!
This week we focused on making posters that will be put up around the school to aid in our campaign to reduce waste at Harvey Milk. We love to facilitate more ways for our upper-grade students to connect with younger kids in the school community.