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Can That Be Composted? Should It Be?

Strategies for your campus in the changing composting market place.

Original Stream Date: June 11, 2015

Webinar Summary:

This program featured a speaker from the US Composting Council discussing trends in the marketplace and resources to grow campus food organics program, along with case study presentations from Texas State University and the University of Alberta. Texas State University describes their closed loop organics recovery program where dining halls food scraps are processed through an on-campus windrow system, as well as how the finished compost is both sold to the public and used in a US Department of Agriculture-funded research greenhouse. The University of Alberta rounds out the program with an overview of their comprehensive food organics recovery program and the collaborative relationship they maintain with the City of Edmonton’s composting program.

Presenters:

Cary Oshins, Director of Education,  US Composting Council

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Tina Marie Cade, Professor of Horticulture, Texas State University

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Jessie Kwasny, Waste Diversion/Recycling Coordinator, University of Alberta

Shannon Leblanc, MSc, BSc, Sustainability Coordinator, University of Alberta

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