How we as a school and community can make a difference 37074
How we as a school and community can make a difference
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I am a member of the PTA board and an advocate for reducing single use plastics in my school and district.
I have proposed to the board that we request the school food services director for Glendlae Unified school District to stop buying single use plastic sporks packets, paper plates and paper trays and bring back a dish washer to reduce waste at our school cafeterias. I propose they start with a pilot program at 2 of their 33 schools in Glendale CA.
Today the district uses 6,800 plastic spoons, forks and spork sets per day, that are thrown away.
I am forming a "green lunchroom" committee in our city to work with me on this project. The is a good resource but they have lost funding.
I know this is a small act in the world, but Glendale is the 3rd largest city in LA county. Changing this one thing will have an impact. Consider the resources wasted in materials, manufacturing, shipping, and disposing of these singel use products. Consider that only 6% of pastoc single use utensils are eve recyled and where they end up. An easier cheaper solution is to go back to the old fashioned way of reusalbe plates, trays, forks spoons and even cups washed on site.
Eventually with time I hope  this willbe implimented district wide. That we will get to the point where we sort waste, compost and recyle everything.

I want my school to back me in this project and a powerful speaker will help in this goal.

Start Date & Time
Monday September 3rd, 2018 8:00am PDT
End Date & Time
Saturday December 15th, 2018 5:00pm EST
Name of Venue
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
1610 lake Street
Glendale , CA 91201
United States

Host Name
Karen Hare Neilsson
Host Email
Host Organization
Franklin Elementary school PTA or BFEF TBD
What do you hope to achieve with this presentation?
Motivate the students, staff and parents to make this change and support the project and school. This change is only going to work if the attitude of both students and adults change. Other programs like these have failed in the past at other schools because the children threw the utensils away, the staff did not monitor the sorting stations and resented the extra work required. If the parents, staff and students do not believe that this change will make any difference in our world they will not be motivated to do it.
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Start Date & Time: 09/03/2018 08:00:00 AM PDT

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