Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Waste Free Potluck & Movie at MERHS

On March 8th the MERHS Green Team and the Town Sustainability Committee hosted a waste-free potluck dinner in the school cafeteria. There was a great turnout of interested citizens and students, and we were treated to yummy eats from a variety of home chefs. Middle School students regaled the crowd with a hilarious skit about recycling, and Green Team students spoke about their projects, which ranged from social media reporting on environmental issues to analyzing microplastic in seawater. Andrew Brousseau of Black Earth Composting introduced the movie “Wasted” about food waste. Andrew asked people to spread the word to neighbors about the environmental value and savings to the town of taking part in the town’s curbside compost program. This is the first in a series of events planned by the Sustainability Committee to raise awareness of the importance of composting, recycling and reducing the amount of trash we produce as a community.