Parents Council seeks to Minimize Waste

Collaborates with student Sustainability Committee

By Ann Leininger, DA Parents Council Sustainability Liaison

This school year, Parents Council volunteers are excited to get back to what we do best:  planning events for our entire DA community to attend.  The Turkey Trot, Used Book Sale and Picnic give families an opportunity to connect and engage with each other and we are grateful that we will be able to hold these events in person during the 2021-2022 school year. 

Students and compost binUnfortunately, these events also have the ability to generate a significant amount of waste. Parents Council is working hard to implement sustainable practices at all our events and is partnering with the US Sustainability Committee. We are focusing on minimizing waste,  composting, and recycling to divert as much waste from landfills as possible. We are grateful to the US Sustainability Committee members who are providing information on composting and recycling procedures as well as initiating discussions with a variety of stakeholders around campus to continue making DA as green as possible. This collaboration between students and parents has great promise and our parent volunteers are looking forward to learning more about sustainability from our student leaders!