Nell Durfee ’14
This has been an exciting year for CER: after years of work, we finally were able to bring composting to Haverford’s Dining Center! Last semester was a trial run while we figured out the logistics, and this semester we went live!
There have been a few snags, mostly on our end, as we’ve been trying to put up permanent posters and keep the student body informed and engaged about what composting means. It seems like a lot of students are still unclear about what it takes to compost, but it’s very simple: students simply have to throw out all of the plastic on their plate into garbage cans by the dish disposal, and then put their plates with food and napkins on the trays. The dining center employees then scrape the food and napkins into the composting containers, which are taken away by Philly Compost. Philly Compost is an awesome local business which collects compostable waste from Philadelphia businesses, and then sells the compost to farms in the area!
Luckily we just completed a composting video (more on that in another post), and we just made some permanent signs. We’re hoping to work hard after spring break to make sure that everything is running smoothly.