New Recyclable Hot Lunch Cafeteria Trays - Spearheaded by members of the RHS Environmental Science Club, the cafeteria has switched from using styrofoam trays for the hot lunch to a fiber based tray that can be recycled. This will help to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills.
Refillable Water Bottle Stations - Eight water bottle refilling stations have been installed throughout the building to encourage students and staff members to reduce waste from plastic water bottles. In the first four months the students and staff of Raritan High School has saved approximately 8,400 plastic water bottles!
Reducing Paper Usage - Raritan High School has undertaken several initiatives to reduce the amount of paper being used. The one to one chromebook initiative has enabled teachers to assign course work electronically and have students complete their assigned course work and submit it electronically through the use of Google Classroom. To further encourage the use of technology, the printers in individual classrooms were removed and replaced with regional copiers/printers (program called “Follow Me Printing”) located strategically throughout the building. Raritan High School has seen a decrease in the amount of paper being consumed which saves the taxpayers money and helps the environment.
Keurig Pod Reuse Initiative - In our continuing effort to reduce the amount of solid waste generated, the Raritan High School Green Team in conjunction with the RHS Environmental Club is collecting used Keurig Pods. The coffee grounds are being used in our two compost bins and the pods themselves are being reused to start seeds for our greenhouse. For the month of March 2019 we have collected 27 Keurig Pods!