On-site Zero Waste ‘Experts' To Answer Your Questions & Foster School Efforts
School Zero Waste Champions are on-site Zero Waste ‘experts’ able to answer recycling, composting and reuse questions; supply useful, concrete information on ways to reduce school waste; and take the lead in implementing and promoting Zero Waste at their school.
The School Zero Waste Champion program creates a Zero Waste Champion (stipend position) at each participating Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) school. The Zero Waste Champion takes the lead in implementing and promoting Zero Waste at their school. This includes outreach efforts and the carrying out of Zero Waste projects and campaigns. There are several specific duties and requirements of the position, outlined in the position description. Zero Waste Champions receive support from GreenWaste of Palo Alto and City staff to help them meet their Zero Waste goals. All of their activities must be coordinated with the Facility Administrator (charged with advancing waste reduction on campus per the Administrative Regulation 3511.1). The Zero Waste Champion must be a PAUSD employee at the school campus.
The following resources are available to help School Zero Waste Champions in their efforts.
Signs– Make sure all waste stations have proper signage. Posters and stickers are available from GreenWaste of Palo Alto, but you can make your own signs too. Choose whatever works best for your community.
Monthly Waste Report – Qualitative review of the material in all three collection bins (recycle, compost, landfill): notice and report on trends seen throughout the month. Email Zero Waste Palo Alto for a link to the appropriate report form for your school.