More School Information

Composting in Mecklenburg County Schools

Composting Basics To learn more about the basics, benefits, and types of composting, see the Environmental Protection Agency’s informative article.

Composting Overview

Composting Resource for Teachers and Students

Examining School Equity in the Lunchroom

Information on Environmental Health in Schools

Vermicomposting in North Carolina

Vermicomposting Resources for Teachers

Worm Composting (Vermicomposting) Basics

National Farm to School Program


Information for School Grants

Annie’s Grants for Gardens

The Bee Cause Grant

Bonnie Plants 3-Grade Cabbage Program

Captain Planet Foundation, Project Learning Garden

Carton 2 Carton Garden Contest

Chartwell Grants: Eat. Learn. Live. School Garden Program

The Donald Samuli Classroom Herb Garden Grant

Fiskars Project Orange Thumb Grants

Greenworks Grants

GRQ1000 Grassroots Grant

KaBOOM! Playground Grants

The Kitchen Community Learning Garden

Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grants

Wild Ones Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant

Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grants

Grants for Environmental Education – Schools and Other Organizations


Information on Polystyrene/Styrene

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry – Styrene Fact Sheet:

Earth Resource

Grinning Planet 

National Toxicology Program, US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Services:
see page 32 to 38.


North Carolina-based Websites

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Sustainability Efforts

Guide to Using Durable, Disposable, or Compostable Serving Ware for Special Events, Author: Muriel Williman, Education and Outreach Coordinator, Orange County Solid Waste Management Department

North Carolina Conservation Network

State of North Carolina, DENR


Other Recommended Sites on Zero Waste

Helpful information about Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) activity in your community 

Institute for Self-Reliance features a Waste to Wealth Composting component 

Polystyrene bans in USA 

Site that promotes socially and environmentally responsible purchasing