West Tisbury school will celebrate its first Zero Waste week, part of a national initiative to help students learn how they can help with conservation while they are at school.

From April 10 to April 14, teachers have planned activities including making posters and videos, tracking and reducing printer ink usage, learning about composting, cooking package-free snacks, reducing trash, and perhaps trying a morning without power. There will also be optional home activities for families, including neighborhood clean-ups or turning lights out for an evening. The class with the most at-home participation will earn a field trip to a land bank property.

A whole school kick-off assembly will take place April 10. Zero Waste week is supported by Island Grown Schools and Vineyard Conservation Society, and joins other environmental initiatives at West Tisbury school, including a new water bottle filler and the Straw-Free MV project.