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Students Learn to Compost

More than 1,000 pounds of food waste was collected in the last month by students and staff at Hickory Point and Shabonee schools!

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As part of an effort between Eco Empowered Kids and the PTAs from both schools, students and staff have been throwing their snack and lunch wastes into special containers.

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The waste was collected and picked up by a commercial composting company. Compost is used in gardens to enrich and nourish the soil.

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Shabonee students collected 712 pounds in about a month, while students from Hickory Point collected 326.6 pounds in a week!

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That is 1,038.6 pounds of waste that won't go into a landfill!