Students at Hickory Point and Shabonee are doing their part to help the environment by composting their food scraps.
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 is collected and picked up by a commercial composting company. Compost is used in gardens to enrich and nourish the soil.
Last year, 706 pounds of scraps were collected at Hickory Point and Shabonee! That meant 706 pounds of waste weren't sent to landfills!
Shabonee students will compost through May 1st, while Hickory Point students compost through April 29th.