Professor and Course Name
Michelle Hirsh, Global Change Biology
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Our proposal describes two economically viable and efficient methods of reducing the amount of pre and post-consumer waste produced by the Sarah Lawrence community. Bates dining facility, the largest on-campus dining facility, produces roughly 35 lbs. of organic food waste every day. However, the installation of an easy-to-use composting mechanism, such as the A500 Rocket composter or the Ridan manual composter (both of which are distributed by NATH Sustainability Solutions), and/or the implementation of a larger-scale vermicomposting program, would divert at least 50% of Sarah Lawrence’s organic waste material from reaching landfills, lower campus-wide trash removal and fertilizer costs, and promote sustainability initiatives within the Sarah Lawrence community and surrounding community.
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Berg, Zoe; Dessauer, Leyana; and Fuentes, Jesse, "Composting at Sarah Lawrence College" (2016). Campus Environmental Sustainability Project. 6.