In 2011, Stonebrae began its mixed recycling program.
With the principal’s support, collaboration with Waste Management and HUSD’s Operations Department, and the efforts of custodial staff and parent volunteers, recycling on campus became a reality!
In 2012, Stonebrae Green Team Leaders Renee Janaway and Debbie Jelincic spearheaded the launch of organics recycling, also known as composting. Green Team students took turns guiding their classmates in the new sorting method.
Thanks to the ongoing support of our dedicated lunchtime supervisors, students continue to sort their lunch waste and food scraps, thereby reducing the amount of trash going to landfills by over 50%.
Congratulations! In May 2013 and again in 2016, Stonebrae received an Environmental Achievement Award from the City of Hayward for its composting and recycling program. It was wonderful to receive this recognition. Go Huskies!
Our goal is to reach a diversion rate of 90%.
We are counting on everyone to pitch in! Next time you are on campus, look for the blue recycling bins. At the next school event where food is served, put your food scraps in the green bin for organics recycling. If you don’t see one, ask!
Help direct the sorting of recyclables and food scraps during lunch and at school events.
Encourage recycling in classrooms and emptying the recycle bins into the large blue bins in the hallways.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to help us reach our goal of 90% of waste recycled.
[photos to upload: Earth Week 2011, How Long to Decompose, and Recycle Game]