Zero Waste Initiative

Main

Initial phase

04/01/2013 - 10/01/2013

The initial phase will educate the teachers and administrators about how to engage students. It will also allow time to determine the baseline of waste sent to a landfill.

Action phase

10/1/13 - 6/1/14

During the action phase the primary focus will be on changing student behavior through knowledge building and procedure implementation.

Review

6/1/14 - 8/31/14

A brief period of review will allow the ZWI to calibrate its ineffective procedures and expand the effective ones.

Action phase

9/1/14 - 5/1/15

Review

5/1/15 - 9/1/15

Waste monitoring

Determine baseline

04/01/2013 - 05/31/2013

Initially, the amount of waste sent to a landfill must be determined before any new policies and procedures are implemented.

Determine baseline

08/01/2013 - 09/30/2013

Monitor waste stream

10/1/13 - 9/1/15

Waste stream will be actively monitored throughout the entire ZWI.

Year one

Workshop for adminstrators

6/1/13 - 6/2/13

TCHD will host a workshop for administrators to understand how to shape and leverage student ideas.

Workshop for teachers

8/1/13 - 8/2/13

This workshop will focus on how to implement composting in the school, as well as how to create an environment for student discourse.

Pre-test

09/02/2013 - 9/3/13

The pre-test will allow the ZWI to determine where knowledge deficiencies exist as well as create a baseline for the success of the program.

Promote Zero Waste in the school

10/1/13 - 5/1/14

The primary component of the ZWI. This will include implementing composting in the schools as well as implementing student originated ideas.

Clean Water Celebration

4/21/14 - 4/22/14

Clean Water Celebration is an established environmental education outreach day for local schools.

Post test

5/15/14 - 5/16/14

End of year test to estimate the student's gain in knowledge.

Poster session

5/15/14 - 5/16/14

The poster session is the culmination of the student's involvement. Several students from all involved schools will present their ideas to further waste reduction in the county.

Student field trip

5/25/14 - 5/30/14

The most dedicated students will be invited to a off site field trip to a recycling center with advanced technology.

Year two

Workshop for administrators

7/1/14 - 7/2/14

Workshop for teachers

8/14/14 - 8/15/14

Pre-test

9/2/14 - 9/3/14

Promote Zero Waste in the school

10/1/14 - 5/1/15

Clean Water Celebration

4/21/15 - 4/22/15

Post test

5/15/15 - 5/16/15

Poster session

5/15/15 - 5/16/15

Student field trip

5/25/15 - 5/30/15