Student Green Tips
Here at Colorado Rocky Mountain School we have a long legacy of environmental stewardship and implementing sustainable practices including our recycling and food composting program which removes all viable products from the waste stream. But even at a high school as conscientious as ours, we still have areas that we could improve. One such area was recognized by our students and given out as a “Green Tip” to our entire 150 student-body:
The U.S. throws away almost 50% of their food every year. That’s about 51.8 tons of food.
Just 5% of America’s food leftovers could feed 4 million people for a day
CRMS throws away about 250 pounds per week. Even though that food doesn’t go to the landfill, it still is being wasted.
Take only as much food as you can finish. You can always go back for more if you’re still hungry.