VLS Starts Composting on Campus
April 23, 2010
As part of its activities marking the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Vermont Law School on Monday started a composting program on campus.
The VLS Campus Greening Committee (CGC), which is behind the composting, expanded its collaboration with Hurricane Flats, a 37-acre certified organic local farm that already provides delicious food to SORO Café, the campus cafeteria,
VLS will compost the waste its faculty, students and staff generate on campus.
Acceptable compostable items include all food waste, biodegradable dishware from the cafeteria and soda cups. Unacceptable items include straws, food and gum wrappers and plastic cup lids.
"Please make sure that you are not contaminating the compost or the other recycling bins," said CGC member Allie Silverman 1L.
VLS also has started an "Eco-Rep" program, where CGC members stand by the recycling bins in the SORO Cafe and promote awareness about what can and can not be recycled and composted. The CGC plans to develop a better bin and signage system to encourage composting and improved recycling.
Learn more about green initiatives at VLS.