Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Recycling Awareness!!!!!

I have learned a lot from all these recycling actives we have been doing for this project. Some of the things i have learnt from the actives in this project include; what the 4R's mean and stand for, how to practice the 4Rs and finally why recycling is so important and how it benefits our environment.
The 4R's can be improve at home in many ways; these include better educating the people at home about the benefits of recycling, how it affects them and providing the recycling bins.

Recycling at THS can also be improved in many ways; such as the school making an effort to put recycling bins in all classrooms and outside of the classrooms like in the hall ways. Leadership students can also help by educating their fellow peers about the benefits of recycling and be a role model that others can look at.For more information on recycling, you can visit the following website:

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Davis Street Transfer Center Entry

The Davis Street Transfer Center is a waste treatment facility that serves 20 Bay Area cities. The facilities goal is to divert 75% of municipal trash away from landfills and into recyclable materials.

Davis Street Transfer Center recycles the following materials

Recycle plastics and bottles:
Recycle wood into garden mulch which fertilizes the ground:

Process yard trimmings for compost

Recycle e-waste: old computers, electronic equipment and cell phones

Composting at THS Farm!

Composting is the process by which organic matter is collected and complied to form compost. Which can later be used in growing healthy plants.

How to make a compost pile:

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Waste Audit

The waste audit included a lot of events, some of them being; Classroom trash, Weighing the bag, Dumping trash on the tarp, Sorting the trash, and Weighing the piles.
Classroom Trash:
This was when we went through all the classrooms collecting all their trash in the trash bins.
Weighing the bag:
After collecting all the trash in the classrooms we weighed the trash, to see how much it weighed. The trash bag we weighed was 8Ibs.
Dumping trash on the tarp:
After we weighed the trash bag, we took out all the trash in the bag and dumped it on the tarp.
Sorting the trash:
When we were done with the dumping of the trash on the tarp, our group sorted the trash into different piles. The piles we made were: bottles, paper, plastics, metallics and organic matter.

Weighing the piles:
The piles that were weighed included: The mixed paper pile which weighed 4Ibs, Newspaper pile weighed 1.1Ibs, Plastic bottles weighed 2.2Ibs, Food Scraps&Soiled Paper 2Ibs and Others 2Ibs.

Classrooms can reduce consumption and disposal of materials, by reusing the materials that can be reused and only use the materials that they need. The 4r's can be applied to the materials found in the trash, by separating the recyclable metrials from the organic matter.

Some of the specific materials that should be the class focus on diverting in the classroom would be the materials that are not needed in the classroom.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Litter Survey

This activity involved students taking pictures at locations of the school before and after lunch. The places that the students took pictures of were; The Grassy area between hallways which wasn't littered before lunch, but after lunch the Grassy area was extremely littered, second place was the Administrative Wind which also wasn't littler before lunch and was littered after lunch, thirdly was in front of the school, which wasn't littered either before lunch, but was littered after lunch, the fifth locations was the Quad area which wasn't littered before lunch, but littered after lunch and lastly, were the hallways which weren't littered before lunch, but were littered after lunch. This kind of littering can be countered in a number of ways, some of them being; putting up big signs of were the trash bins are located and also announcements can be made over the loud speakers, to remind students to throw their trash away after eating.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Recycling at home

I practice the 4R's at home in many ways. Some of the ways being putting all cans and tins in one bin and the plastics in another bin and lastly the papers in their own separate bin. Although, these aren't the only ways of practicing the 4Rs. The ones I listed above are just of the few ways I practice the 4Rs at home. I will mention a few more ways, on how you can practice the 4Rs in my future blogs.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


The purpose of this blog is to inform the general public the importance of recycling materials that can be recycled. In my case I am going to talk about recycling at Tennyson High School(THS). Recycling at Tennyson High School, is not a very common practice, because first of all their aren't any recycling bins at Tennyson High School, the second one being, the students not aren't taught the use of recycling and the third one being, very few people really care whether the materials are recycled or not since it doesn't affect them directly. Some of you may have heard of SLWRP while some of you may have not heard of it, well in full SLWRP stands for Service Learning Waste Reduction Program. The 4R's are as listed Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot. All of these 4R's can be practice in many ways. For example you can practice Reduce by buying and shopping at sores with used clothing, Reuse by fixing broken things that can be fixed, Recycling by putting all recyclable materials in recycling bin or center, and Rot by making compost of everything organic.
Tennyson students need to get involved because not recycling affects them to and the planet we call home.