• Alizee B

Start of the school year in GREEN: Enlightening teenagers into sustainability

Eight out of the top twenty solutions to the climate crisis are food related.


That is why we focus so much on these topics at Zero Waste Shanghai.


As we mentioned in our previous article (link), the future is in the hands of our children.

Confucius said it best :

“Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand."


We started the school year with a bang already! The month of September was rich in raising awareness on Zero Waste and our other expertise: composting!

We met with a bunch of schools last September, but we’d like to share two experiences in particular:


Food Waste Awareness at Shanghai Community International School (SCIS)

Composting at Shanghai American School (SAS)


Before we start talking about composting, we need to understand what starts the process: food!


Food Waste Awareness at Shanghai Community International School (SCIS)


SCIS asked us to come and enlighten grade 8 on the topics of Globalization & Sustainability with a deep-dive into resources, food and the choices we can make to contribute to a greener future.