Students, teachers and staff at 50 schools have committed to Zero Waste through Eco-Cycle’s Green Star Schools® program. They join local businesses, individual volunteers and government officials in partnering with Eco-Cycle to build a model Zero Waste community.
“We realize that we are doing more than recycling and composting today. We are helping to lead people in a new direction, making a difference now and together for the future.”
--Foothill Elementary students
“Kids in the future will have less garbage to deal with and more earth from compost. And that's a better world for them.”
“I love recycling at school and reusing because there's less trash.”
“I like composting because we help the earth be healthier.”
--2nd grade students from Ms. Janet Hoaglund’s class, Columbine Elementary
“The kids are really excited to participate. It’s become a real family-oriented and community-oriented affair with parents and community members coming into the school to help. Many families are now doing more recycling and composting at home. It’s been a positive experience and we are excited to do it.”
--Mr. Doug Stahl, 4th/5th grade teacher, Lyons Elementary
"As a volunteer in the lunchroom, I was amazed at the children’s progress week by week. As expected, there were many questions in the beginning, but quickly, the students became self-reliant with their sorting. I am proud to say that after a typical lunch, Community Montessori - a school with almost 300 students - barely fills half a small trash can with waste!"
--David Tartaglia, Community Montessori parent