Green Team

In 2011, Stonebrae began its mixed recycling program. 

With the principal’s support, collaboration with Waste Management and HUSD’s Operations Department, and the efforts of custodial staff and parent volunteers, recycling on campus became a reality!

 

In 2012, Stonebrae Green Team Leader Renee Janaway spearheaded the launch of organics recycling, also known as composting.  Green Team students took turns guiding their classmates in the new sorting method.

Thanks to the ongoing support of our dedicated lunchtime supervisors, students continue to sort their lunch waste and food scraps, thereby reducing the amount of trash going to landfills by over 50%.

 

Congratulations! In May 2013, Stonebrae received an Environmental Achievement Award from the City of Hayward for its composting and recycling program. It was wonderful to receive this recognition.  Go Huskies!

 

This school year, our goal is to reach a diversion rate of 90%. 

We are counting on everyone to pitch in!  Next time you are on campus, look for the blue recycling bins.  At the next school event where food is served, put your food scraps in the green bin.  If you don’t see one, ask!

 

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Earth Week 2011

 

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How Long to Decompose?

 

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Recycle Game

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Help direct the sorting of recyclables and food scraps during lunch and at school events.

Encourage recycling in classrooms and emptying the recycle bins into the large blue bins in the hallways.

 

Contact greenteam@stonebraepta.org to help us reach our goal of 90% of waste recycled.