Greenburgh Nature Center is hosting a meeting with Emily Fano of NYC Green Schools to learn about how NYC schools are making headway with recycling and composting programs. Emily will also share information about the NWF Eco-Schools USA Program. The meeting will be at the Greenburgh Nature Center on Sunday, June 1 at 11am.
About Emily Fano: Emily is the NYC Outreach Manager for Eco-Schools USA. She is a published author and has over 20 years of professional advocacy, media, and policy experience in the non-profit sector. She is a passionate environmentalist devoted to the goal of zero waste schools and was a core team member of the 2012 District 3 Composting Pilot – a model program in eight New York City schools that reduced the volume of cafeteria garbage by 85% and became the model for a citywide expansion (see http://www.GreenSchoolsNY.com). Emily has a Master’s degree in Urban and Environmental Policy from Tufts University, and is a trained presenter with Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps.
New Rochelle’s Trinity Elementary school was featured in the local news for their effort to recycle. This school has implemented the We Future Cycle source separation program 3 years ago and is now soon changing over to also including composting into the system. Watch the video here.
Meet Ms Weintraub’s class from the Daniel Webster Elementary School in New Rochelle. In honor of Earthday they cleaned up around the school, and they did it with gusto. Prickle bushes were no deterrent for these motivated Earth Rangers. They have been learning in school about the environment and they are determined to do their part.
Way to go!
The Food waste in the US is staggering, actually beyond imagination.
Check out this super interesting blog.
On March 31, 2014, I was so proud to present the School Lunch Recycling Program to the Westchester County Board of Legislators, Committee for Energy and Environment.
Legislator Catherine Parker invited Anne Jeffe Holmes, Director of Programming at the Greenburgh Nature Center, Jean Bonhatal from the Cornell Waste Management Institute and myself, Anna Giordano, to share programs in place in Westchester working towards the final frontier of Food Waste Management.
Here is the video coverage of the event.
The Legislators were very interested and assured us that they will carefully look at how they can create infrastructure in Westchester to facilitate local Food waste management.
Right now, only Suburban Carting offers commercial food waste hauling to an out-of-county facility.
But food waste is black gold and we really need to keep it in Westchester to benefit from it.