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!


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.


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


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


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