Come to see the result of many hours of toil, blood, and sweat, and for love of COMPOST! We’ll present the awesome work from this semester. Here are the details:
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Food is Not Trash: Redefining Wellesley’s Waste Culture by Composting
The Ruhlman Presentation of Environmental Studies Capstone Class
ES 300: Environmental Decision Making
TOMORROW Wednesday April 24th 2013
Science Center 277, 4:30pm
Yes, Wellesley College will be composting within the next year.
While many colleges across the country already compost, Wellesley does not yet have an institutionalized system for managing the majority of our organic waste. But that is all about to change. A policy from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection will require most institutions in the state to divert organic waste from their waste streams beginning in July 2014. At the request of the Office of Sustainability, the Environmental Studies major capstone class spent the semester researching and developing the most effective strategies to recommend to the college in order to implement campus-wide composting and reduce the amount of food wasted. Wellesley’s compliance with the DEP policy would annually divert approximately 220 metric tons of food waste from incineration.
Come learn the when, where, who, and how of our strategies for implementing sustainable, responsible, and economically feasible composting methods on campus, and see what changes have already been set in motion.