Collegewood Elementary School, winners in the elementary school category of the 2015-2016 Trash Free Lunch Challenge, has become pioneer environmental leaders in Walnut. The school created the first battery recycling collection center in the city of Walnut, and led the way in banning Styrofoam trays from all cafeterias in the district. Collegewood was recently recognized for their Grades of Green program at the Walnut City Council Meeting. All Green Team student leaders were presented with certificates from the city for leading Collegewood in winning the Trash Free Lunch Challenge. The school was also featured in the local paper which highlights their success in reducing lunchtime waste. In addition to celebrating their contributions to a greener community, Collegewood’s Green Team is actively working on how to grow the school’s Grades of Green program in the upcoming year, which includes having a Boy Scout troop build a composter for the school. Keep up the great work Collegewood! Interested in learning about the Trash Free Lunch Challenge and how to get a school involved? Click here!