Sun Prairie Students Recognized at Sustain Dane Live Forward Awards

Sun Prairie Students Recognized at Sustain Dane Live Forward Awards

Sun Prairie 8th Graders were recognized at the 2022 Sustain Dane Live Forward Awards for a project they worked on at Patrick Marsh last year with Ms. Rivera.

The students participated in a grant program from World Wildlife Fund to reduce wasted food at their school. Students collected wasted food during lunch periods and then analyzed data. Using the data, students developed a plan to reduce waste. Their plan included an awareness campaign, on-site composting, and a food share table. When these actions were implemented, Patrick Marsh reached about a 60% reduction in wasted food heading to the landfill. Students also took what they learned to host a composting seminar for our community and activities at the Sun Prairie Farmer's Market.