Archive for September, 2013

Alternative Lunch Tray project

Students in GeoGraphics presented alternative lunch trays to the school board this spring. They created animated infographics to persuade the school board to purchase biodegradable lunch trays, instead of using styrofoam. They cited research on harmful effects of styrofoam on the body when it’s heated (like putting hot food on the tray) and research on how long it takes for styrofoam to break down (500 years!)

Their research and effort really paid off, as you can see in the picture below we are piloting lunch trays that are made of sugar cane — and they break down into the earth in 3-4 months! Awesome!

 

lunch tray