Lead SB124/HB150 Postcard Campaign with us
At a single school with 600 students, we are able to divert approximately 2000 pounds of food waste monthly. which is equal to CO2 emission from 80,000 of smartphone charged.
In Maryland alone there are approximately 1427 public schools, that would be equal to 2,854,000 pounds of food waste generated by schools each month.
In Maryland, an estimated 927,926 tons of food waste generated each year. Although being a major waste component, only 144,073 tons of food waste (i.e., Bakery Waste, Corn Ensilage, Food Waste, and Grain/Yeast), 15.5%, was recycled in Maryland in 2019.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and EPA announced the U.S. 2030 Food Loss and Waste Reduction goal, the first-ever domestic goal to reduce food loss and waste. The goal seeks to cut food loss and waste in 50% by the year 2030.
Fight climate change - by stopping food from releasing greenhouse gasses in landfills/incinerators that warm our planet. When food is turned to compost, the compost sequesters carbon, helping to offset climate change, and creates new soil to grow more food. Certify more MD Green Schools as a result.
What is the postcards campaign?
What should you write?
Examples of Written postcards. Here are some ideas: