The Katharine Lee Bates Elementary School (Bates) became the first K-12 school in New England to participate in the FRC, and the Town of Wellesley is an FRC endorser. In Spring 2016, parents from Bates School, the SEC and Natural Resources Commission (supported by the FRC, WasteWise the Bates School Principal, the Facilities Management Department, and Wellesley Food Services) conducted a comprehension assessment of all waste leaving the Bates School cafeteria. A detailed description of the design and results of that audit appear in the Bates Cafeteria Waste Assessment report. Please see the following links to learn more about our program.
- School Recycling and Food Recovery – Waste Wise Wellesley SEC Initiative
- Sustainable Energy Committee – Media Coverage
- Food Rescue Network – Waste WiseWellesley SEC Initiative