This year, ASF Alumni wanted to contribute in lowering the waste generated during the Art Fair. Robb Wright, ASF parent, donated 5,000 green plastic reusable plates to ASF, which the Alumni distributed to 14 vendors. In total, 2000 plates were used and reused during the Art Fair, greatly lessening the need for plastic and reducing our impact on the environment.
Cafeteria staff, payed by the Alumni Association, cleaned each plate after it was used, and the student members of the ASF Sustainability Committee, under the leadership of Mr. José Alaniz, set shop at two recycling stations, where Mr. Alaniz helped Art Fair attendees to properly separate the trash and place the plates in containers in order to be washed.
It was amazing to see how the whole community contributed in this effort, and we are happy to announce that we now have 5000 plates in stock so staff, clubs and committees don't have to use disposable plastic plates during any school event.
Seeing how successful this campaign was, next year we will be including cups and cutlery in the equation, so if you want to donate (or know of anyone who could) cups, spoons, forks and knifes that can be reused, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org