Middle Schoolers Help Research Recycling/Composting Efforts on Campus

Some Middle School scientists are helping Tandem push forward with renewed energy for recycling and composting on campus. Recently all 5th graders and one class of 7th graders spent a class period carefully documenting lunch trash to determine what could be composted or recycled, and what needed to be put in the trash. While some brave souls donned gloves to do the sorting, others documented their findings. 7th graders then compiled the data into percentages and 5th graders created a graph of those totals. This information will be used to help inform and train our community so that we can expand and refine our recycling and composting processes. Stewardship in action!