Cafeteria Rangers guide their classmates through the five sorting steps: liquids, recyclables, trash, organic waste, and cardboard trays. Photo via WNYC.

Cafeteria Culture, an environmental education organization, is training lunchroom leaders to spread the word about composting, food waste, and the importance of recycling. These “Cafeteria Rangers” also help their fellow students throw their trash away into the appropriate sorted bin.

The nonprofit partners with the NYC Department of Education and other groups to teach kids how their actions are impacting the environment. They have run the program in more than 20 schools and have developed free, downloadable guides for other schools who want to start their own.

Source: WNYC