Please read the following letter from Lower School parent Gina Adams-Levy for information on how to help students prepare for Roeper’s Zero-Waste Lunch on Wednesday, April 17th.
As part of Roeper’s goal to nurture eco-friendly choices, we are hosting a Zero-Waste lunch April 17th!
- · We encourage children who pack their lunch to use reusable containers and water bottles.
- · Students buying lunch are urged to take only what they can eat to reduce food waste.
- · Recycling and composting will be available in the cafeteria on this day.
- · Peace, Love & Planet will host a waste assessment after lunch to help children understand natural resources and the importance of conservation
Look for the “How to pack waste-free” flier coming home with your child. Due to facility challenges of recycling in cafeteria, we hope families will always choose to pack waste-free lunches. Reusable containers (instead of single-use packaging such as baggies and chip bags) and reusable water bottles (instead of wasteful juice boxes) significantly reduce cafeteria waste preventing pollution.
On Tuesday, April 15th,we will be conducting a cafeteria sort. By assessing what we throw into a landfill, students will be empowered to make responsible choices to prevent trash. Your child will sort their lunch remnants into 5 separate bins:
- · Composting (Organics)
- · Food waste (Meats, cheeses, breads)
- · Recycle -Plastic, Aluminum, Cardboard
- · Liquid Waste
- · Landfill (trash) -Single-use sandwich and chip bags, Juice pouches, wrappers
The goal of this “hands on” waste analysis is to help students understand impact of personal behaviors and encourage responsible, eco-friendly solutions! We wanted to thank our terrific teachers and kitchen staff for your support!
Be the solution, be waste-free! If you have any questions feel free to contact me at any time. PLP_Gina@me.com
Thank you for your support!