The ORCSD Sustainability Committee is proud to share two exciting opportunities in November. To learn more about the district's commitment to integrating sustainable practices, you may visit our Sustainability webpage here.
Kiss the Ground Viewing and Panel Conversation
When: November 6, 2023, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oyster River Middle School Concert Hall (1 Coe Dr, Durham, NH 03824)
On Monday November 6, 2023, the ORCSD Sustainability Committee invited students, staff, parents, caregivers, and community members to a unique event hosted at the Oyster River Middle School (ORMS). This movie is recommended for viewers age 10+.
Guests in attendance watched the abridged 45-minutes long version of the acclaimed documentary "Kiss the Ground" (winner of 25 awards). The movie was followed by student presentations about their school's sustainability practices and a panel conversation. Light refreshments were served.
Plastic Free Lunch Day
On Wednesday November 8, our district joined school districts across the US and celebrated Plastic Free Lunch Day, a nationwide initiative to reduce plastic foodware and packaging.
For the occasion Oyster River school lunches were served with limited single-use plastic foodware and packaging. Oyster River students, the ORCSD Sustainability Committee, and our cafeterias have been planning for this opportunity and the reduction and elimination of single-use plastics during lunch.
Students who brought their own lunch to school were also invited to participate by bringing a lunch free of single-use plastic packaging. Below we have included ideas for students and families to reduce plastic waste.
- Bring your own reusable water bottle
- Bring your food in reusable containers
- Bring a reusable fork or spoon if needed
- Bring a reusable lunch bag
- Try to skip single packaged chips, candy, juice pouches, etc.
- Be creative with your reusables! No need to buy fancy containers. Look around your kitchen for to-go containers that can be reused. It can be plastic as long as it’s reusable.