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Give us Your Scraps! How You Can Make a Significant Sustainable Impact Through Campus Composting. Jim Simon Sustainability Engagement Coordinator University at Buffalo AASHE 2012. Today. Program History Why give it away? Impact. UB Students. 4 lbs.

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Give us Your Scraps!

How You Can Make a Significant Sustainable Impact Through Campus Composting

Jim Simon

Sustainability Engagement Coordinator

University at Buffalo

AASHE 2012


Today
Today

  • Program History

  • Why give it away?

  • Impact


UB Students

4 lbs.

Average amount of waste generated by each student per day.


History
History

  • Yard waste pile

  • Yard waste + food waste

  • Food waste


CDS Goals

  • Increase composting

  • Reduce post-consumer waste

  • Reduce overall trash costs


500,000

Pounds of pre and post-consumer food waste diverted from the landfill.


190,000

Pounds of soil amendment created from UB campus food scraps and used for campus landscaping & community gardens.


Recognizing a need making a commitment
Recognizing a Need, Making a Commitment

  • Community Food Access/Security

  • Community Gardens

  • Campus Community (personal gardens)



Communitypartner: Massachusetts Avenue Project



One way to make this happen
One way to make this happen!

  • Identify and empower partners.

  • Invest in equipment.

  • Where is the need?

  • Take action!


Discussion

Contact:

Jim Simon

[email protected]

buffalo.edu/sustainability


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