The problem our students want to work on finding a solution to this year is the amount of food we waste as a school. So much food is thrown out by students everyday and taken to the landfill. My students did a waste data collection where they went through the trash at school and counted how many recyclables, compost, trash and donation item there were. They were surprised by the amount of unopened or uneaten food items that were thrown away. They were also shocked at how many recyclables are thrown away. This fall semester we are going to focus on getting a donation system set up at our school and a compost system. Students will design an effective way to collect unwanted food items from students. For the compost system, we will collect organic food scraps to put in a worm bin to make soil! I believe these projects will help the students be leaders in the school and help educate the rest of the school on waste reduction. Students will be turning the compost and see it become soil! Then we will use the compost to add nutrients back into our gardens.