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Focus on Food Waste

CompostIn our throw-away society, much can be done to teach children about the value of reducing and re-using resources. Schools across the country use composting to reduce waste and create a product that can be used in facility and private landscaping. By lessening the burden on landfills and incinerators, composting can teach children the life skills of conservation.

For resources on how to implement composting at your school or facility, see:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Educational Resources Teachers: Composting & Recycling:

Cornell Composting/Composting in Schools:

Canadian Biodiversity Institute: School Grounds Transformation/ Composting

Hospitals for a Healthy Environment Online Journal, StatGreen, with resources for composting institutional food waste:

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