Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.83
Liaison Sarah Temple
Submission Date Oct. 18, 2012
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Louisiana State University
OP-T2-8: PostConsumer Food Waste Composting

Status Score Responsible Party
-- 0.00 / 0.25 Denise Newell
Manager, Campus Sustainability
LSU Facility Services

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LSU students propose that a campus wide composting program be initiated to collect and compost available organic waste streams from the LSU campus and be transported to the LSU-AgCenter – W.A. Callegari Environmental Center, where land and equipment are available. Training sessions are also offered at Callegari Center through the LSU AgCenter, http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/our_offices/departments/W.A._Callegari_Environmental_Center/composting/Composting+Organics.htm

In Fall of 2009, a pilot study was conducted by students taking HORT 4012 for credit. http://sustainability.lsu.edu/Education/Service%20Learning/Horticulture/item41714.pdf

In Spring 2011, students prepared a formal proposal for campus-wide composting effort, http://sustainability.lsu.edu/Education/Service%20Learning/Horticulture/item41715.pdf

In Fall 2011, it was passed as a resolution by Student Government, http://sustainability.lsu.edu/files/item38320.pdf

In Spring 2012, phase I of the compost program was implemented including waste from animal beddings from the LSU Vet School.


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