Composting is a great way to convert a school’s food scraps and yard waste into valuable, natural fertilizer that can then be added to school gardens and lawns.
Other benefits include:
- diverting waste from the landfill and preventing the subsequent production of methane (a powerful greenhouse gas);
- empowering and encouraging students to take positive environmental action;
- enhancing curriculum-based learning (see curriculum links related to composting)
- providing opportunities for hands-on learning activities (waste audits, measuring compost variables, compost experiments, etc.);
- acting as a role model for other schools;
- helping your school reach its sustainability targets; and
- educating family and community members about the benefits of composting.