Abstract Title

Composting at Kent

Abstract

Kent State University does not currently have a composting system in place, which in turn is causing large amounts of waste to go unused and is hindering the environment around us. We hope to reduce the overall food waste on campus through our program, and we also want to help educate the community on eco-conscious eating. Composting helps the environment through lowering the amount of greenhouse gases produced (the main fueled of climate change). Food in landfills does not break down properly and thus releases harmful greenhouse gases. Composting also improves overall soul quality and addresses a major environmental concern. We will use information from different university offices, such as the Sustainability Office, Dining Services, the Environmental Sciences department, and the Waste Removal team, as well as other universities and businesses with successful composting programs. We will also talk to the City of Kent, the local Farmers Market, and other places where we could possibly use the compost and implement the program. Our program will help implement a solid, sustainable composting system and inform students on the positives of eco-conscious eating. This will also help give Kent State University a positive, healthy image to the community.

Modified Abstract

Kent State University does not currently have a composting system in place, which in turn is causing large amounts of waste to go unused and is hindering the environment around us. We hope to reduce the overall food waste on campus through our program, and we also want to help educate the community on eco-conscious eating. Composting helps the environment through lowering the amount of greenhouse gases produced (the main fueled of climate change). Food in landfills does not break down properly and thus releases harmful greenhouse gases. Composting also improves overall soul quality and addresses a major environmental concern. Our program will help implement a solid, sustainable composting system and inform students on the positives of eco-conscious eating.

Research Category

Professional Practice, Outreach, Engagement

Primary Author's Major

Visual Communication Design BFA

Mentor #1 Information

Madeleine

Johnson

Start Date

April 2019

Research Area

Nature and Society Relations

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Composting at Kent

Kent State University does not currently have a composting system in place, which in turn is causing large amounts of waste to go unused and is hindering the environment around us. We hope to reduce the overall food waste on campus through our program, and we also want to help educate the community on eco-conscious eating. Composting helps the environment through lowering the amount of greenhouse gases produced (the main fueled of climate change). Food in landfills does not break down properly and thus releases harmful greenhouse gases. Composting also improves overall soul quality and addresses a major environmental concern. We will use information from different university offices, such as the Sustainability Office, Dining Services, the Environmental Sciences department, and the Waste Removal team, as well as other universities and businesses with successful composting programs. We will also talk to the City of Kent, the local Farmers Market, and other places where we could possibly use the compost and implement the program. Our program will help implement a solid, sustainable composting system and inform students on the positives of eco-conscious eating. This will also help give Kent State University a positive, healthy image to the community.