Our mission is to make composting accessible to schools everywhere, and to inspire students to reduce their waste.
We learned that the average American produces 4.4 pounds of garbage every single day. A massive portion of that trash is food waste. While many people know the plastic they use every day will never decompose, most don't realize that their food waste won't decompose either...so long as they are sending it to the landfill.
Composting prevents this! Yet we still grow up without learning how large of an effect our garbage has on the environment.
“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
— Jane Goodall
We know that it is our generation's responsibilty for the climate change crisis at hand. Adults around the world are trying to influence kids and teens to become more aware of their environmental impacts, but we knew that it was up to us, as students, to take intiative. So we did.
We aim to make composting accessible to schools across the country. We are starting in our hometown, Chicago, and we plan to bring the composting initiative to three other Chicago highschools for the 2018-2019 school year. We are developing an e-book based on our knowledge and experience, that student councils can use as a guide to help them bring the student-led composting programs to their own schools. In the meanwhile, we are regularly posting articles (here, on our website!), to inspire a younger generation of (near) zero waste lifestyles.
If you are interested in bringing a composting initiative to your school, or know someone who might be, feel free to reach out. Our goal is to create a big community where everyone can learn about how to reduce their waste, talk about reducing their waste, and grow beyond their expectations.