After the introduction of food waste composting at many campus-wide events, Sustainable Earth has tried to make composting a greater part of the campus culture. Currently we are still working of different initiatives around campus, some of which you can see below.
One Initiative we have been working towards is increase the number of Zero-Waste events on campus. Below is the compost schedule of events that are taking place on campus. If you want to be involved just sign up on the document and find out which events you can help out on. The document will be changing so make sure to check back on it as the year progresses!
Post-Consumer Composting in Gates Center
In the Spring of 2013 Sustainable Earth worked together with Tazza D'Oro and Housing & Dining Services in Gates to implement post consumer compost. Gates became the first eatery on campus to implement and embrace post-consumer compost besides Schatz Dining Room. For this project, members of the club designed pamphlets, organized meetings with Dinning Administrators and informed student about the compost station.
The initiative sought to educate students to what compost is and how compost could be implemented as a successful sustainable practice.
In the Spring of 2013 Eco-Reps and Sustainable Earth hosted a week in the University Center and another instance in Resnik eateries showcasing and encouraging compost during lunch and dinner.
Group members tabled the event and encouraged students to compost their food.
If you want to get involved in any of these composting initiatives or have ideas of your own then contact CMU Sustainable Earth at firstname.lastname@example.org
We would love to have you involved and hear what you have to say!