Did you know that Bell PTSA implemented a composting program at Bell Elementary in 2019, which has resulted in more than a 50% reduction in our landfill contribution? The impact has been substantial and we are extremely proud of this work.The implementation of this program was not easy and involved an immense amount of work (involving the city of Kirkland and Lake Washington School District). Thank you to our amazing volunteers, Amanda Gibson and Stephanie Whicker, for implementing this program!
The Sustainability Committee (which is composed of sustainability chairs from schools throughout Lake Washington School District), has selected the following priorities for 2021-2022:
- Reducing single-use plastics
- Green cleaning
- Tree planting
This group meets monthly (second Thursday of the month) where they share best practices and organize efforts to execute on the objectives outlined above. For the past two years, the focus at Bell has been on reducing food waste and single-use plastics. Continuing this work--and expanding it--is important to us, and we look forward to collaborating with volunteers in the community to make this happen!
We want to hear from you! What are your concerns and priorities? Let's all come together to make our school and community healthier and more forward-looking. Anyone who is interested in getting involved, please email Amanda Gibson (Bell's Sustainability Chair) at email@example.com.