Who wants to be next?

by Li Zhu, Sustainability Coordinator

"Who wants to be next?...."Me!"...."I do!" The enthusiastic waving of hammers among the Learning Gate Community School students impressed me a lot when Elizabeth, Amanda and I were assisting them to build their first compost bin! I was also surprised about how many students had knowledge of composting and expressed interest in setting it up at their school. These qualities provide a solid foundation for the food waste audit activity we are planning to do with a group of student volunteers. It is my hope that the hands on experience of measuring food waste and then analyzing the data will help students to develop recommendations to reduce waste and to make valuable connections between their behavior and the health of the planet.