Can you imagine having 8 large bags of trash every day after school lunch? That is 240 commercial size trash bags per month. Thanks to some environmentally conscience school children at Lunada Bay Elementary School in Palos Verdes Estates now has one bag of trash per week-four per month. What a difference. Just think of the trash reduction if each school in the State would get involved.
And because of this reduction in trash Lunada Bay Elementary won the Contest sponsored by Manhattan Beach Environmental nonprofit “Grades of Green” with Chevron donating the prize money. Washington and Riviera were named runners-up.
The program called the Trash-Free Lunch Challenge. The program is most successful in our South Bay region. In fact it had thirteen of the seventeen participants. And we can be proud that five of these are from Torrance Unified.