Kids Gardening

“Patricia worked endlessly to ensure that the ECO philosophy was embedded in the new procedures and policies. Thanks to Patricia’s leadership and guidance, ASLP was granted with the green flag in June 2018..”

— Jeannine Bogaard

Director of The American School of Las Palmas

Painting

“I would wholeheartedly welcome the chance to work again with Ms. Hernández It would be a pleasure to speak with anyone about her invaluable contributions to the center. My recommendation is of the highest..”

—Barbara Hilling

Former Owner & Director of Garabato Montessori School

Schools

Zero Quest offers a range of personalised whole school programs, Eco workshops, or guided initiatives for your school to adopt. All events and projects are custom designed to integrate with learning objectives, compliment your curriculum and fit your students' needs.

Kids Reading Outdoor

Creating Low Waste School Communities

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Need help to lead your school towards sustainability success? Creating a sustainability plan to 'green' your campus, integrating themes into the curriculum, involving the entire community, conducting a campus audit and monitoring progress can be daunting. Book a Free Consultation to see how Zero Quest can help in your journey towards Carbon Neutrality.

"It has become top priority for schools to adopt eco-friendly initiatives, work towards becoming carbon neutral and adopt future-proof policies for sustainable community management." ZERO QUEST

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TIPS FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS

How to become involved with your school or community.

Low Waste Back to School Supplies

The first thing we need to know about Low Waste school materials and supplies, is that we already have them! I'm talking about reusing what we already own. Where is it written that our kids need a brand new back pack, pencil case and stationary supply at the start of every school year? I have been a Preschool teacher for over 20 years and I don't ever remember asking parents to buy their kids anything new at the start of any trimester. If your kids are a little older and do need folders, binders and notebooks however, here are a few tips to help you make your choices a little more sustainable:

Brown Notebooks
  1. Always discuss with your child the option of creatively repurposing last year's folders or binders (if they are still in good condition.) They can be covered with colourful left over wrapping paper or fabric.

  2. Try to get folders made from card rather than plastics as these can be eventually recycled.

  3. Carefully extract any unused lined paper from last year's notebooks as these can be reused for notes.

  4. Consider getting pencil highlighters rather than plastic marker ones as these do a great job without creating plastic waste.

  5. Get crafty and help your chid make their own pencil case from fabric scraps. A good example of this is a Japanese Saki roll pencil case.

We love working with schools.