- Students will be able to present their composting program effectively.
Tools & Materials
- Notepad and pencil
Knowing how much of your school’s waste stream is compostable, can you imagine just how much is produced in your community? Think of all that compost!
In order to effectively scale your composting operation you will need more inputs on a consistent basis. You will need a plan for collecting and trans-porting those inputs to your operational site. And you will need some additional equipment most likely to scale beyond a certain point.
The first concern will be sourcing inputs and establishing just how much will be available to you each week or month. Restaurants and grocery stores are solid partners but you will likely have to sell them on your vision with some background data and a clear picture of the benefits.
Have each student draft a letter to send to each of these local businesses. How would you present your concept of a large scale composting operation? How would you incentivize them to participate? What will they have to do each week? Have the students share their letter with the class and select the one that the group agrees would be the most effective.
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