February 2018 Eco-Extraordinaires
Feb 02 2018
Check out this month’s local leaders in green.
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Avery Coonley School Combats Food Waste in the Lunchroom
In January, The Avery Coonley School in Downers Grove began diverting food waste from the landfill with a new lunchroom composting program. Food waste is the single largest material being sent to landfills and contributes to climate change as it rots away underground. Thanks to Avery Coonley’s efforts that amount of food waste is growing smaller! Composting allows food scraps to be turned into a nutrient rich, natural fertilizer without contributing to climate change. Avery Coonley took this step as a part of their Earth Flag re-certification process over the school year. They’ve also taken big steps to improve their recycling program. Way to be a part of the solution Avery Coonley!
Division 9 Key Club Features SCARCE for Service Project
Student officers from Key Clubs at area high schools recently met for their Divisional Council Meeting and featured SCARCE’s Super Crayon Project for the service activity of the night. Students from Downers Grove South, Glenbard North, Glenbard East, Glenbard South, Wheaton North, and York High Schools worked on sorting and peeling crayons. Additional officers from clubs unable to make the meeting from Addison Trail, Glenbard West, Lisle, Willowbrook, and Wheaton Warrenville South high schools learned about the project for their future meetings. Thank you for featuring our Super Crayons and for you interest in supporting the project!