Student Green Tips

Jan 21, 2010 4:36 PM ET

Student Green Tip

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 problem:

  • 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.

A solution:

  • Take only as much food as you can finish. You can always go back for more if you’re still hungry.