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Organic Waste to Resources Research and Pilot Project Report: Sierra Heights Vermicomposter Project

Publication number Date Published
09-07-066September 2009
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Author(s) Sierra Heights Elementary
Description Organic Waste to Resources Research and Pilot Project Report. In 2007 Brian Teppner, a fifth grade teacher at Sierra Heights Elementary in Renton, WA, developed a plan to make the school more environmentally friendly. The project began with a connection to the King County “Green School” project. As part of the process of becoming a “green” school, staff and administration needed to select areas of emphasis. The most significant area of interest for the school was an interest in the reduction of food waste. This led Brian to a Washington Department of Ecology grant focused on the reduction of biomass entering the landfills. This grant would fund the development of a Vermicomposting Bin and enough worms to effectively reduce the amount of food scraps leaving the building. Applying for this grant involved an extensive district procedure involving the approval of both the physical property and the supplement to the Renton School District Curriculum.
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Keywords organics, beyond waste
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