Friday, May 9, 2008


Hi! Welcome to my blog. The purpose for this blog is to show you and tell you why recycling is important. The Service Learning Waste Reduction Program(SLWRP) is a great way to show you how and why you should recycle. Its never too late to help our environment using the 4R's, Reduce, Reuse , Recycle and Rot. Some Tennyson students have decided to help the environment by recycling and you could do the same. Even though some Tennyson students do recycle, more students need to get involved because it helps keep our school clean and and it helps our environment where we live. Recycling can make a BIG difference so start now if you haven' t already and if you have started, keep recycling, it makes our world a better place.

Recycling at Home

At home we try our best to help our environment and keep our house clean. We Reduse, Reuse and Recycle. We recycle plastic bottles and paper that we don't need. We reduse the amount of plastic bags from the grocery store and we reuse plastic bottles and sometimes clothing. Practicing the 4R's at your house is very important. You will be doing good to the environment and you will feel better of knowing that you are making a difference.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Davis Street Transfer Center

The David Street Transfer Center is a waste treatment facility and it is located in 20 Bay Area cities. They recycle and compost 75% of the materials that go there.The trash goes to landfills which is a giant hole on earth where the garbage is thrown.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Composting at THS Farm

Composting helps the environment and helps make good soil so that plants will grow better. You can make a compost by gathering grass clippings twigs and leaves and of course by applying water. By making a compost pile, you help flowers grow and make the earth a better place.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Waste Audit

The classroom trash was a good activity. We learned alot by seing what students throw away in our school. We had each a bag of trash that each class had to sort out. There was many different recycable trash that we could have used instead of throwing it to waste. For example there were pieces of paper and plastic bottles,things that we could reuse in the future.

We also weighed the bag to see how much the trash weighed. It was surprisingly heavy,well not much but more than usual. Here we had to get the scale to weigh the heavy bag before spraeding out the garbage.

After we weighed the garbage we dumped out the trash and sorted it out to put the trash in its corresponding recycling bin.

We then sorted the trash and put them in the bins to recylce. People didn't want to dig in and sort the trash out because it was nasty. There some food bowls that still had some food remainings and bottles with water in them. It was a good experience to know how janitors feel when cleaning after our mess. At the end, we had everyhting sorted out and ready to be recycled.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Liter Survey

The activity involved some Tennyson High School students who took pictures before and after lunch. Notice the cleaness before lunch and the amount of liter after lunch. This picture was taken in the quad of the school near by the cafeteria. Lots of students gather hear and eat on the tables, and after lunch, its not that clean as it was before. I chose these pictures because they really show how Tennyson students liter at school and when they liter. I think we can help this litering by showing our classmates how ugly and disgusting our campus looks after lunch.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Recycling at Home

This whole activity of recycling activity and using the 4r's has taught me why recycling is an important part of our lives.We have sorted out the recycling material from our school campus, we have taken pictures of before and after lunch and we have shown how we use the 4r's at home. That is how I know that recycling could affect our earth and environment that we live in. Recycling and composting is way more important than what people think, it could really change the way we live and it could affect our environment and peoples health. Recycling has taught me why it is and should be an important part in each of our lives.

An activity that we did during this experience was taking pictures of how we recycle at our homes and at Tennyson. It has shown me that recycling is important in order to have a healthy living or learning environment. Since the activities that we have done, I have helped even more in recycling at home and at school. School looks like a bad waste facility with no garbage cans or recycling bins instead of looking like a nice learning environment. Without recycling, school looks dirty and non-educational but we want a good-looking safe environment. That is why we should recycle.

We are trying to recycle here at Tennyson by getting recycling bins for every classroom at THS. Our goal is to get the recycling bins in each class so that students can start recycling and then by having them they will be helping the environment. Once we get recycling bins, leadership students will talk to every class about why we have recycling bins and what they are good for. The recycling bins will make a difference in school.By making that difference we will be helping ourselves by helping the earth.