Originally posted on Green Home Blog:

5 Ways To Green Your School
Green your school!

Green your school!

Schools play a central role in children’s lives, so it makes since that they would be the perfect place to introduce kids to the importance of being environmentally friendly. Not only that, but turning schools green is a great way to keep kids healthy and safe when they’re away from home. So whether you’re a student, a parent, or someone who just want to help your community, here are five ways you can make any school eco-friendly.

1. Start recycling

Even though common school items like notebook paper, soda bottles, and aluminum cans are easily recycled in most cities, school recycling rates in the U.S. tend to be low (for example, 16.5% of the trash produced in New York City is recycled, but the recycling rate in schools is only 9.5%). These sad numbers make starting a recycling program the number…

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About Salman Zafar

Salman Zafar is a renowned expert in waste management, renewable energy and sustainable development. He is the Founder of EcoMENA, a Doha-based organization meant to promote sustainable development and create environmental awareness in MENA countries. Salman possesses Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from Aligarh Muslim University (Aligarh, India) and has successfully accomplished a wide range of projects, mainly in the areas of biogas technology, biomass energy, waste-to-energy and solid waste management. Salman is proactively engaged in creating mass awareness on clean energy technologies and waste management systems through his websites, blogs and articles. He has participated in various international conferences as session chair, keynote speaker and panelist. Salman is a prolific writer and has authored numerous articles in reputed journals, magazines and newsletters on renewable energy and environmental issues. He is based in India and can be reached at salman@bioenergyconsult.com or salman@ecomena.org

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