During their tour of the San Carlos Shoreway Environmental Center on April 25, 2023, members of the Leadership Council SMC community got an inside look at how garbage, compost, and recyclables are handled. This event complemented Leadership Council SMC’s April focus on Environmental Impact and aligned with the annual celebration of Earth Day.
Attendees witnessed exactly how recyclables are sorted in Shoreway’s Materials Recovery Facility and how compost and garbage are consolidated at theTransfer Station. The RethinkWaste Team reviewed bin sorting, reuse and reduction tips, and answered many of the group’s tricky questions about which bins we should put things in (or not!). It can be pretty complicated, and the sorting that we do of our household waste can make a big difference!
Leadership Council SMC hosts Leadership Council Learning events such as the Shoreway Environmental Center Tour to members of our community: Graduates of our immersive programs, current class members, speakers, partners, and sponsors. These events are an opportunity to augment learning, expand knowledge of what’s happening in San Mateo County, and connect with community leaders.
Kim Oliff, Hillsborough City School District Board of Education Vice President and member of the Leadership CORPS Class of 2023, joined the tour. She said, “Leadership Council SMC offers a range of opportunities to dive into learning at the level that is right for you. I appreciate opportunities like the Shoreway tour, and being part of a community of leaders who are engaged in lifelong learning.”