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Sustainable Schools Webinar Series

Reducing Waste in Schools: Cafeteria Waste Stations

Our webinar, "Reducing Waste in Schools: Cafeteria Waste Stations," took a look at managing waste in the cafeteria. We heard from 3 NYC schools about how they have set up recycling and waste collection in their cafeterias to minimize waste and educate their students.

On Thursday, May 10, 2012 we hosted panelists: Principal Alison Hazut of the Earth School, Sustainability Coordinator Matt Sheehan and Paraprofessional Johanna Esteras from The Brooklyn New School (PS146) and Sustainability Coordinator Pamela Scott from Inwood Intermediate School (IS52), who shared how they set up their waste stations and the lessons they learned along the way.

Download slides from the presentation. [PDF 3.4 MB, 34 pp]

For more information about EPA's Waste Wise program, and to find out how your school can become a Waste Wise Partner, please visit: http://www.epa.gov/wastewise.

For more information about the strategies shared in our webinar, and for access to the informative videos, please visit the Reducing Cafeteria Waste in Schools site. Exit EPA disclaimer

For additional information and resources for your school, please visit the NYC Department of Sanitation's "Info for K-12 Schools" page. Exit EPA disclaimer

 

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