Join several K-12 experts to talk about how taking school recycling beyond the basics. Discuss recycling and waste reduction in the cafeterias and gardens. Learn how to deal with compost, cartons, and trays.
Amy Donovan, Franklin County Solid Waste District
Amy Donovan is the Program Director at Franklin County Solid Waste Management District in Greenfield, MA. The Solid Waste District manages solid waste programs for 22 member towns, including 17 transfer stations and 27 public schools. Sixteen of those schools, including four high schools, compost all food waste from kitchens and cafeterias. Ms. Donovan, MassRecycle’s 2011 Recycler of the Year, serves on the Springfield MRF Advisory Board and directs the Franklin County Fair’s Recycling and Composting Program.
Brendan Ryan, Framingham Schools
Brendan Ryan is a a professional in the food service industry who has dedicated his time most recently to creating a district garden for the Framingham Public Schools. Currently their Director of Food Service, he has been the Executive Chef at many high end Clubs, Hotels, and Universities. His education includes several degrees: Culinary, Environmental, and Child Nutrition.
Rick Swanson, Hingham Schools
Rick Swanson has been an educator for twenty-three years and currently works as an Assistant Principal at Hingham High School (HHS). A former history teacher and Social Studies Department Head, Rick helped to found Hingham's award-winning Green Team in 2007. Last year, thanks in part to his leadership, HHS took the top prize for high schools in MassRecycle's 18th Annual Recycling Awards. This year, HHS is one of just three MA schools nominated for federal recognition in the Green Ribbon Schools program.