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Student Green Team and Sustainability

Student Green Team (Environmental Club)

GT LogoBIS students are committed to doing their part to help ensure a healthy environment for all generations. There are currently two green teams - the 6th Grade Green Team, and the 7th/8th Grade Green Team. Each team works on specific projects related to the environment and waste reduction.

6th Grade GT Projects:
  • Environmental Art Contest
  • CRV Waste Reduction Fundraiser Program
  • Environmental Messaging and Signs
  • Waste Bin Monitoring and Sorting Program
  • Cooking from the Garden
7th/8th Grade GT Projects
  • Social Media Environment Campaign
  • Native Plant Butterfly Garden
  • Garden Fresh Cooking
  • Recycling Collection Expansion
  • Food Service Waste Reduction

 

BIS Sustainability Program

BIS has been the recipient of two San Mateo County Office of Sustainability 4R grants aimed at improving and implementing a campus-wide waste reduction program.

The Doing the Rot Thing project (2018/19) worked to establish BIS's waste reduction program by aligning its existing recycling program with best practices and by creating a green waste (compost) diversion system. This program accomplished these goals through bolstering student green team participation, improving the BIS's waste management processes and collection system, supporting custodial staff, creating  a worm composting system, and optimizing the garden's composting system.

The Youth Powered Waste Reduction project (2019/20) expanded on the successes of the 2018/19 grant by expanding sustainability coordination to all school sites in the District. This grant supported school site adult and student green teams, worked to align the waste collection bin system at all schools, provided worm composting opportunities, and offered logistical support for each school's waste reduction program. At BIS, this grant resulted in the formation of the two green teams, improvements to the waste collection bins and signage, the development of a successful CA Redemption Value (CRV) waste reduction fundraiser, and student body-wide engagement through environmental KBIS segments.

BIS Student Waste Reduction Videos
Childrens' hands holding small plants
Green Team Coordination

Both the student team and the PTA team  will work together to help to coordinate the school's recycling and composting programs. If you are a student, staff, or family member that has environmental tendencies, please help us with our waste reduction efforts by joining one of the green teams. You can contact Rusty Hopewell  (rhopewell@burlingameschools.org) for more information.

BSD Recycling & Compost Infographic