BZ JYCM Members Implement Composting at BZ
  • Academics
Beth Sanzenbacher, MS Science Instructional Leader
On April 4, Bernard Zell officially began composting all food waste from our lunches! Being environmentally sustainable is essential for our generation and those after us. That's why we are proud to have taken this next key step towards sustainability in our community. By composting we are reducing what is being sent to the landfill, which means less methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is created and precious space is not being used for food waste. Composting also gives the vitamins and minerals of food scraps back to the Earth to create healthy soil. Using this rich soil reduces the need for water, fertilizer, and pesticides.
This incredible step towards sustainability in our community is all thanks to the hard work of our 7th and 8th grade BZ Jewish Youth Climate Movement (JYCM) members, Teddy L., Blake A., Emma V., Sophie Z. and Lucy S. This achievement took months of planning, hard work and dedication. They came to weekly meetings to plan, emailed and spoke with the composting company (Collective Resource), coordinated across operational departments, and educated all students in the building on how our composting program works. 
It has been outstanding to see their passion and dedication, all outside of class time, working to make their school more sustainable and engaging in Tikkun Olam!