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Paradise Valley Unified embarks on waste reduction program, incorporates plan into academics


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  • Polly Baughman/Paradise Valley Unified School District

As one of Arizona’s largest school districts, Paradise Valley Unified School District generates nearly 1,500 tons of waste per year.

To aid the City of Phoenix’s waste diversion goal of 40 percent by 2020, the district is finding new uses for trash.

“We saw an opportunity to improve our sustainability profile and incorporate the program into students’ academic studies,” said Superintendent James P. Lee, Ed. D.

The diversion efforts will be through a partnership with the Mayo Clinic of Arizona, the City of Phoenix and the Resource Innovation and Solutions Network (RISN) – a program operated by Arizona State University’s Sustainability Solutions Services.  Learn more.