October 25th, 2018
Western Washington University will launch one of the first residence hall compost programs in the country in the first week of November.
Lidded and ventilated compost buckets will arrive to every residence hall room across campus. Moving forward, all residence hall rooms will have the buckets as standard furnishing. Each bin comes with an instructional sticker, providing students with guidelines to successfully compost their organic waste. Free biodegradable liners are distributed as needed at the residence hall community front desk.
This is a student-led project in collaboration with University Residences by Western juniors Risa Askerooth of Haleiwa, Hawaii; Jessica Loveland of Portland, Ore.; and Abby Severns of Issaquah. This project is completed through the Sustainability, Equity and Justice Fund, formerly known as the Sustainable Action Fund.