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Reducing Waste in Schools

July 14, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT

Interested in waste reduction through prevention, rescue, and recycling? Want to know how to conduct a food waste audit in your cafeteria? Join us for Reducing Waste in Schools to learn the most sustainable ways to reduce waste and hear from a teacher who’s done it all. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the waste reduction hierarchy 
  • Review strategies for waste prevention, rescue,and recycling 
  • Explore food waste reduction in the cafeteria including how to conduct an audit 
  • Hear a teacher experience 

Facilitated by:

Diana Andrew, MS, Assistant Director of Programs, Urban Green Lab

Registration is required. See the entire summer training schedule and more information here.

FREE for public school teachers.


Recipient of the 2019 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award and CNM’s 2019 Salute to Excellence Innovation in Action Award, Urban Green Lab’s Sustainable Classrooms program trains teachers how to incorporate sustainable living education into their classrooms for professional development credit. Sustainable Classrooms offers year-round STEAM-focused trainings for K-12 public and private school teachers in Middle Tennessee, with topics ranging from energy and water conservation, to food waste, solid waste and litter management, transportation and the built environment, and air quality. Materials include standards-aligned lessons, student-led home investigations, and a project utilizing 21st century skills, social-emotional learning, and project based learning.


July 14, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT
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Urban Green Lab


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