Title

Grass Cuttings, Wood Chips, and Leaves, Oh My!: Generating On-Campus Compost for a Greener Future

Date

5-30-2013 11:30 AM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Northwest Foyer

Department

Political Science

Session Chair

Mary Pettenger

Session Title

Political Science Research Papers

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Mary Pettenger

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

In 2010, the United States collectively generated 250 million tons of municipal waste. Of that, yard debris was the third largest of all individual materials collected (33,500,000 tons), and 57.5% of that was recovered for composting. Composting yard debris has a myriad of benefits, as it promotes higher agricultural yields; facilitates reforestation, wetlands restoration, and habitat revitalization efforts; and reduces methane production in landfills. Western generates 15 tons of yard debris each year; by composting that here on campus, Western will be paving the way for a brighter, greener future (and saving thousands of dollars to boot).

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May 30th, 11:30 AM

Grass Cuttings, Wood Chips, and Leaves, Oh My!: Generating On-Campus Compost for a Greener Future

Werner University Center (WUC) Northwest Foyer

In 2010, the United States collectively generated 250 million tons of municipal waste. Of that, yard debris was the third largest of all individual materials collected (33,500,000 tons), and 57.5% of that was recovered for composting. Composting yard debris has a myriad of benefits, as it promotes higher agricultural yields; facilitates reforestation, wetlands restoration, and habitat revitalization efforts; and reduces methane production in landfills. Western generates 15 tons of yard debris each year; by composting that here on campus, Western will be paving the way for a brighter, greener future (and saving thousands of dollars to boot).