Friday, April 22 was Earth Day and Sioux Trail students and staff observed it by celebrating “Trash Free School Lunch Day.” Staff, students and families were asked to help reduce trash from lunch that day to zero, and did they ever come through.
The effort started with food service providing a lunch that didn’t need wrappers, including fresh fruit and vegetables, salads and corn dogs. Sandwiches were wrapped in compostable wax paper and no condiment packets were used. Our trash line after lunch turned into the "C" line, only cartons and compost were left on the trays.
Students who brought lunches from home helped out, too, sending food in reusable containers or compostable wrapping rather than plastic baggies.
At the end of the day, even with nearly 400 students eating lunch, we produced only 0.32 ounces of trash. Congratulations and thank you to everyone for your help and thoughtfulness. That's what we call EARTH DAY the Sioux Trail Way.