Zero Waste Zero Carbon Pilot in Intermediate Schools
By Betsy Kettle
The Zero Waste Zero Carbon Program for Intermediate Schools Climate Anxiety is real so what can students do about it directly and personally? The Zero Waste Zero Carbon Program for Intermediate Schools inspires a pallet of choices around what students can do to reverse climate change, and reduce plastic waste. It is currently designed as a facilitated program with two parts. The "Is Recycling the Answer?" Session explores the issues with single use packaging and litterless lunches. The inspirational "Soil Building" Session introduces topsoil building with the potential to slow (or mitigate) climate change by using food waste to improve local soil quality and grow local food. Both sessions are designed to inspire learners to engage with sustainable choices and hopefully create student-led change to school waste processes in the direction of low carbon and zero waste.