By Katy Murphy
Thursday, September 11th, 2008 at 10:00 am in finances, health, initiatives.
Now for a blurb about something encouraging: The Oakland school district has signed a contract with Waste Management that will reduce its landfill waste by 50 percent.
According to Tim White, the superintendent of facilities, that means an annual reduction of 20,000 tons in greenhouse gas emissions.
The new plan will save money, too — up to $500,000 a year, according to White.
Maybe that money could be used to improve school lunches. What do you say?
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