Did you know that 30-40% of food in the US is wasted, or that reducing the amount of food waste sent to the landfill results in both water and energy savings? Check out this episode on Food Waste by Curiosity Quest to learn all about the food industry and how waste is managed! The episode features Grades of Green Eco-Leaders and waste sorting experts Ashely, Tiana, and Audrey from Macy Intermediate in Monterey Park. Grades of Green communities like the city of Manhattan Beach are also featured!

Interested in reducing food waste in your school or community? Email info@gradesofgreen.org for information on our Spring 2018 Waste Campaign!

If your school is taking on Grades of Green’s Trash Free Lunches Activity – this opportunity is for you!

The School Cafeteria Discards Assessment Project (SCrAP) is calling all elementary, middle, and high school students to help gather data aimed at reducing the amount of food waste in America! Private school or public school, your school can help out SCrAP. Did you know that about 40% of food produced in America is thrown away, equating to nearly $165 billion worth of food each year. This number is way too high!

Apply to be part of the national SCrAP program here.

The SCrAP program is a program under the Environmental Research and Education Foundation that collects data information for sustainable waste management practices! The SCrAP program helps to benefit your school through educating the staff/students at the school, reducing the school’s food waste, and reducing the school’s food costs! So much of the food we eat in school cafeteria contributes to the total amount of food wasted. Could you imagine if we could reduce all that wasted food?

All you have to do is sign your school up to participate in the program, select your school’s participation program, and complete the online questionnaire. You can start the process towards reducing your school’s waste by visiting here.