Eco-Cycle Green Star School

Eco-Cycle Green Star School

Students, teachers and staff at Niwot Elementary have committed to Zero Waste through Eco-Cycle’s Green Star Schools® program since 2007.

Niwot Elementary has partnered with Eco-Cycle to move toward Zero Waste through increased recycling efforts, the implementation of composting school-wide, and special waste reduction activities. The project is part of Eco-Cycle’s award-winning  School Recycling and Environmental Education Program.  According to Eco-Cycle, “Green Star Schools are the first in the nation to reduce waste in every aspect of school life. As a result of implementing the program, up to two-thirds of the discards from each of the Green Star Schools is kept out of landfills.”

Objectives

  • Reduce Waste
  • Increase Recycling
  • Implement Collection of Compostables
  • Improve Environmental Awareness & Motivate Participation
  • Lower Each School’s Trash Bill