Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Research and Evaluation of an Organics and Recycling Program in a Large Urban School District
by Chavez, Michelle L., M.A., Prescott College, 2014, 81; 1557311
Abstract (Summary)

This paper evaluates an organics and recycling program in a large urban school district over a three year period 2010-2013. Student researcher evaluates the effectiveness on organics and recycling via a K-12 program. Is the school district closer to reaching its organics and recycling goals? What are the cost savings to the school district? What are the best practices from other schools in the United States? District waste is compiled over a course of three years and analyzed. An on-line data tracking system was created to evaluate the program. Student creates recommendations for maximizing cost savings to the district and benefits to the environment.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Shorb, Terril
Commitee: Prest, Gayle, Wetzel, Melanie
School: Prescott College
Department: Environmental Studies
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Environmental education, Education Policy, Sustainability, Environmental science
Keywords: Diversion rates, Environmental studies, Organics, Public schools, Recycling, Sustainability
Publication Number: 1557311
ISBN: 978-1-303-94576-2
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