About Green Gloves

  • The OUSD Green Gloves Program is reducing the environmental footprint of our schools by decreasing and sorting our waste through the efforts of Nutrition and Custodial Services staff.  Our Green Gloves schools improve student learning, safeguard children's health, save money, and empower kids.  We want our children, their schools and our community to be healthy and uphold sustainable practices!

     

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  • Let's reduce the amount of milk going to the share table!

    Download your "Only take it if you're going to drink it" milk sign today.
     

    Big Changes are happening in small packages!
    Say goodbye to the spork packages!
    Say hello to spoons, forks, full size napkins, and their dispensers!

    The benefits:

    • Choice of eating with a fork or spoon
    • Full size, unbleached napkin
    • Simplifies sorting at student cafeteria waste stations
    • Reduction of waste and litter
    • Savings potential with fewer products taken

    These products and dispensers have been in place at 3 elementary schools (Garfield, Sobrante Park, and Bella Vista) and our High schools since last spring.  Thank you to these site managers, staff and schools for testing them! They will be rolled out to the remaining OUSD schools this year.

     

    Green Gloves School Award