20 Sep '11, 10am

You asked, we answered: How to Start a School Compost Program

Photo: Flickr/US Embassy New Zealand Starting a school composting program is not just good for the environment – it reduces your school’s waste and carbon footprint – but it’s also a great biology lesson for students, demonstrating soil decomposition with a real-life experiment. Yet the thought of setting up a school composting program from the ground up can be daunting, so we’ve created this how-to guide for parents, teachers, administrators and even students to turn their school’s food scraps into a new, useful product. 1. Get support from the top First things first: You’ll want to obtain top-level support from the school administration. To convince administrators to get behind the initiative, present all the benefits a composting program can bring to the school: It can save money by reducing garbage bills, produce a valuable fertilizer for school grounds, create educati...

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