SWAC's membership with the Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA) entitles schools to access services available through NRRA's School Club. Information on the School Club can be found at nrrarecycles.org. You will find information about recycling, composting, lesson plans, activities, newsletters, fundraising, and many other useful tools for your school.
In addition, the CLUB offers Workshops and Technical Assistance Trainings that schools may purchase for their students. Your school will receive a reduced price on services courtesy of the SWAC membership. You can email questions to The Club at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHARING TABLES - is an effort to reduce the amount of wasted food and encourage the consumption of food served at schools. Children can place unconsumed food and beverage items they choose not to eat or drink on the table. This provides other children the opportunity to take additional helpings of food or beverages at no extra cost. Use these guidelines to help your school start a sharing table program. The Vermont Department of Health can help you plan your program. Read more about SharingTables_FactSheet_final
- If you know of composters (from facilities, schools, businesses, community sites, etc.) that could use some technical assistance beyond what you provide, they can contact Compost Technical Services for free assistance (ANR/DEC funds this). Assistance includes everything from initial site planning and assessment to permitting support, custom management plans, and systems design. To learn more, contact James McSweeney at 802-224-6888 or james@
- The World Wildlife Fund has lots of K-12 resources on food waste reduction for schools, including lesson plans, slideshows, and posters.
- A handout is available called Sustainability Tips for Food & Beverage Containers & Dishes, that could be helpful for schools, especially the section “When single-use options are necessary.