Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Recycling Awareness

I have learned first and most important about the 4 R's. Recycling,Reduce,Reuse,and Rot. I learned why and how it is important to include the 4 R's in our everyday lives. Recycling can be taken by granted by a lot of people but everyone is effected by it. It can help our environment now and in the future a lot. Without the 4 R's there would be a lot of trash that eventually there will be no more room to put it and we will have a lot of trash and not know what to do with it.

The 4 R's are used at my house. We have 2 bins for recycling. One of the bins if used for bottles,paper,cans,and plastic. The other bin is for yard trimmings. Instead of throwing everything aways and sending it to the landfill, we recycle everything we can.To improve the 4R's at home I am going to make sure that everyone in my house hold is recycling.

Recycling at Tennyson High School will begin to be and improvement. The Tennyson leadership class have received recycling bins to distribute through out the school. With these bins recycling will increase at Tennyson and it will be a cleaner and smarter school. Tennyson will be a part of helping the environment. Our goal is to get these bins into every class room and make recycling a success.

For more information on recycling, go to this website: http://www.stopwaste.org

Davis Street Transfer Center

The Davis Street Transfer Center is a recycling center. They collect trash from about 20 cities in the bay area and recycle about 75% of the trash so that it doesn't go into the landfill. The transfer center recycles paper,bottles,wood,electronics. I learned that it is very important to recycle because not everything can go into the landfills because they will eventually get full and there will be no where for the trash to go. A lot of our trash can be reused for other thing and the Davis Street Transfer Center helps in doing so.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Composting at THS Farm

In our CMMA class we went down to the garden and made a compost pile. Compost piles are fun to make and very useful for the environment. Instead of throwing away food waste you can throw it in the compost pile and it will decompose. This can be used as fertilizer and helps the soil.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Waste Audit

Class Room Trash
Students from the other CM
MA class were in charge of doing this activity. Their task was to go around the school and collect the trash from the classes. There was a lot of trash and students did a good job collecting lots of trash.

Weighing The Bag
Students after weighed the bag of trash that they collected. All the garbage together about 5 to 8 pounds.

Dumping Trash On The Tarp
After weighing the trash, the students dumped the whole bag of garbage onto the tarp.

Sorting The Trash
After dumping the trash onto the tarp it had to be sorted. The trash had to be sorted into different piles for the different types of trash. Seperate piles for bottles,paper,and food.

Weighing The Piles
The piles all together including paper,food,bottles, and other types of trash weighed all about 8 pounds. Paper was about 50% of the trash,food about 20%,about 20% bottles, and about 10% of other trash.

Classrooms can reduce consumption and disposal of materials more by putting recycling bins for every type of material in all the hallways and around the campus. Also putting recyling boxes in all the classrooms. Most of the materials can be applied to the 4R's. All the paper can be recycled. The food scraps can be decomposed. Bottles can also be recycled. Classrooms should focus more on diverting paper and bottles.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Litter Survey

On April 24, students went out and observed the litter and took pictures before lunch. The areas were the quad,grass knoll,administration wing,and e-hall. The amount of litter before lunch was much more less. There were posters and paper just blown of the walls by the wind. A little bit of food wrappers around the quad.

After lunch students did the same thing. The amount of litter increased a lot after lunch. Their were things like bottles, wrappers, paper, bowls all over these areas of the campus.The places mostly littered were walkways from the cafeteria the the places students go and eat.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tennyson SLWRPing

Who wants to SLWRP with Tennyson?

Tennyson students and teachers are going to start recycling and practicing the 4R's. Reduce,Reuse,Recycle,and Rot. SLWRP is the name of our program which stands for Service Learning Waste Reduction Program. The purpose of SLWRP is to raise awareness to the Tennyson Community about waste reduction and motivate the community o recycle.