In the News: Morrill Tower Composting Program

As a resident in Morrill Tower, Maria Le noticed students were throwing a lot of food in the trash while dining in Morrill Traditions. It was then that she came up with the idea of composting the dining hall’s uneaten food.

Le, a member of the Undergraduate Student Government’s Sustainability Committee, proposed her idea to Deputy Director Animesh Bapat, a third-year in food, agriculture and biological engineering, who helped Le bring her idea to life. Bapat and Le’s mini-committee contacted administrators in Facilities Operations and Development and in the Office of Student Life to push forward their initiative and decided to run a two-week Morrill Composting Pilot, unsure of how successful it would be.

Read the full Lantern article to learn more about the pilot program.