We are tackling the issue of nonsustainable methods of disposing of organic materials and we will be addressing this by both educating about composting and implementing a composting program schoolwide. We see that a lot of the food that contains rich nutrients and can serve as a great fertilizer is being wasted every single lunch... With 500 students eating food every day, we estimated that we could compile over 20 pounds of compost every 1.5 weeks! We hope to then take the compost and use it on our own campus grounds since we live near a water source, and using healthier, more sustainable options than chemical fertilizers would be very beneficial. We will also focus on educating our community about the benefits of composting and potentially sell any excess compost away to nearby farmers to subsidize the purchase of other composting bins to give to other schools in the nearby area. This will multiply our abilities and really cause a movement.