My son wants to change the world, one lunchbox at a time.
When I got my copy of Fed Up with Lunch in the mail, he read the title and sighed, "Fed up with lunch? I’m fed up with lunch, too, all that Styrofoam."
I wasn’t sure what he meant, but he explained that hot lunch at his school is served on Styrofoam trays every day, which are of course thrown away. He also had a great quote last week:
“Mom, in our school, kids just take their whole lunch box and dump it all in the garbage. I mean, plastic bags that could be reused (insert eye roll) and everything!"
Did I mention he’s just in first grade?
All this waste hurts his little eco-conscious heart, and he is hoping to get a chance (we’ll make a chance) to teach others good reusing tips for lunches, and we’re brainstorming ways that a passionate 6-year-old could implement district-wide change on the hot lunch trays.
For now, we’ve started making an impact in his school with these:
Read about what we are doing (and how you can do the same) at my juice pouch recycling post at Green Your Way:
Open mouth, insert…juice boxes?
Sometimes I say things without thinking.
We’d been at my son’s new school for about a month when I visited for the Christmas party. (And yes, they did actually call it a Christmas party in a public school. Kind of refreshing, I thought.)
The kids were all starting to clean up and throw away their Capri Sun juice pouches, when my green consciousness kicked in. It was like a no-waste reflex, a gut reaction that couldn’t be stopped.
“Did you know those can be recycled?” I blurted out to the teacher. “I can look into how to do it…I’ll take them home.”
Open mouth, insert foot. Foot tastes like juice.
Catch the rest right HERE…I’m so proud of my kids!
This is just another page in this week’s theme of school food and juice – not the healthy kind of juice that comes from juicers, but the shelf stable kind of juice in the inner aisles at a grocery store.
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