The Union School District has formed a wonderful partnership with the city of San Jose’s Environmental Department. We now recycle our lunch trays as they are made of sugar cane. We recycle paper and plastic bottles. The Home & School Club spear-headed and embraced these efforts. Community events will also incorporate recycling all products and promote reusing and reducing trash at these important functions. In addition, composting has been implemented in our GO GREEN PROGRAM at Noddin. As an extension of the Go Green Program, the Garden Club began in the summer of 2010 and vegetables are donated to Second Harvest Food Bank. The Garden Club will continue to operate during the school year as a lunchtime activity run by volunteers.