Bates School 5th graders take turns serving a five-week term on the student council during which time they collaborate to identify a need in our community and plan a project that addresses that need.

The current student council has identified food waste as an area of concern.

They are working with parents, their peers, teachers and Principal Toni Jolley on a new food recovery program. See their inspiring presentation here to learn what simple changes you can do in your home, school, or office.

This coincides with the recent Food Recycling and Recovery event where the film, GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT: Solutions for Reducing Food Waste was shown and Wellesley native, Ashley Stanley of Lovin’ Spoonfuls (an organization that  bridges the gap between abundance and need), spoke to a full house at the library. This event, presented by Wellesley’s Natural Resources Commission and Sustainable Energy Committee, started the conversation about what could be done to help stop the more than $165 billion worth of food every year in the US from being wasted (according to theEPA).

Contact info@sustainablewellesley.com or jessica@WellesleyGreenSchools.com for more information.

Kudos to Bates and others out there reducing food waste and recovering it!