Check out this article about how we've helped get a school involved in composting and waste reduction...
Albert Einstein Middle School, through a program they call "Use Less at Lunch" increased their recycling, created new compost for the school garden, and decreased the amount of garbage produced at the school from eight cans a day to one. In the process, they saved the school money.
Perhaps it wasn't a village, but it was definitely a team of focused and supportive members.
Marcia Garrett, a teacher already instrumental in the Edible Schoolyard project, had a suspicion that a lot of recycling was going in the garbage during school lunches and that it would be a good thing to do something about it.