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Stuy Green Team is Recruiting!

We are looking for members of the Stuyvesant community to join the new STUY GREEN TEAM! Students interested in participating, or who have any questions, should email stuygreenteam@gmail.com

NYC Departments of Sustainability and Sanitation have begun the Zero Waste initiative to get schools to reduce waste to zero by 2030.

A single student produces 45 to 90 pounds of garbage a year in disposable lunches and food that is thrown out according to New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation. A federal review of the National School Lunch Program found that wasted food costs more than $600 million, plus an untold nutritional loss. And this does not include paper or other general waste that is generated in schools.

The hope is through awareness and goal setting approaches, public schools like Stuyvesant can implement zero waste reduction practices in the next ten years. Therefore, we are looking for members of the Stuyvesant community to join the new STUY GREEN TEAM, to work on initiatives to achieve this goal.

Student lead team(s) will design, implement and evaluate initiatives to lower the waste production within our school.  Results of the initiatives will be presented to at the city wide Sustainability Fair in May.

Students interested in participating, or who have any questions, should email stuygreenteam@gmail.com

We will meet weekly, on Mondays, starting January 8th




Posted on December 14, 2017