Education and outreach is a key part of the Westbrook Waste Management program. Included here is some information that you might find useful.
Last year Westbrook Middle School, lead by the 7th grade Team Sebago, participated in the Chewonki Zero Waste Challenge. The aim of The Challenge was to reduce school waste as much as possible. Westbrook and Team Sebago did an amazing job and placed 3rd in the state. As part of the project Team Sebago created a 6-minute video both written and produced by the students. It documents the work they did to reduce cafeteria trash by a staggering 94% and increase recycling by 50%.
The students will be participating in The Challenge again this year and we can't wait to see the results! Thanks to Al Hardy, Steve Moulen, Miranda Fernald, Barbara Nichols and all the other staff who supported the students in this project. Job well done!