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Nancy commented on Composting InSink Garbage Disposal

Love this idea! Perhaps vermicomposting could also be incorporated


Nancy commented on Composting InSink Garbage Disposal

Great link! Very cool ideas seen through student projects like Prosumer and Mindful. 


Nancy commented on Reducing Food Waste in School Cafeterias

Hi Emily! 

Love your question! I like to think of the project's initiation as a recipe... entailing:
Serving Size: 1 school & its community
Time Taken: 1 month for planning
- Administration Approval
- Volunteers to educate the student body in the first few weeks on the purpose of the project along with what can be donated (these can be students)
- A mini fridge, some boxes, and a table
- Publicity, through student tv, broadcasting, flyers, and word of mouth (cafeteria workers, students, admin)

This recipe can be used by most schools, with tweaking to fit the project to whichever school. Would love to hear more ideas on how the project should be adjusted to fit schools outside of the states.