Thursday, March 7, 2013

Ecole Dickinsfield School & Compost

Ecole Dickinsfield School is trying out composting!

We have been a Waste Free Lunch school for a year, and reduced our waste by 67%. (Check out our school's Waste Free Lunches)

Students have been daily bringing healthy lunches and snacks in reusable containers instead of disposable wrapping. We've reduced our waste by about 1200 big bags of lunch garbage a year.

We did a waste audit and noticed we still had lots of apple cores and banana peels in our garbage can. We decided to start composting!

With the help of a $10,000 A+ For Energy Grant from BP Oil, and support from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, we were able to start composting. This website shows our experience!