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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
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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
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CDS Goals

  • Increase composting
  • Reduce post-consumer waste
  • Reduce overall trash costs
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500,000

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

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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)
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!
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Discussion

Contact:

Jim Simon

[email protected]

buffalo.edu/sustainability

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