Launched in May this year by the Zero Waste Society (SRZero) and the Society for Integration and Community Action (Oscip Vida Melhor), the Zero Waste School Project (PERZ) selected ten public schools in Goiânia to receive guidance on sustainable practices in environmental education and management waste. Educators have also been trained in organic composting and in the manufacture of low cost compost.
The Zero Waste School aims to promote the culture of zero waste and break the paradigm of consumerism and waste, through pedagogical actions focused on the National Environmental Education Policy and the National Policy on Solid Waste.
Results – The project lasted 6 months and had the partnership of the Municipality of Goiânia, through the Municipal Department of Education and Sport (SME), and the Government of Goiás, through the State Department of Education, Culture and Sport ( SEDUCE), and with the support of the Public Ministry of Goiás. 54 educators were trained, but 217 participated in the activities, in a universe that reached 3,463 students. Educators have learned to devise action plans specific to the reality of their schools and their communities.
According to the engineer Diógenes Aires de Melo, president of Sociedade Residuos Zero and one of the coordinators of the project, the objective is to offer to the schools a model for the multiplication of zero residue practices, so that the other schools of the municipality and of the state can do the same . The site escolaresiduozero.com.br brings more details of the project.