Ground is Broken on Student-Run Composting Facility
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Colorado Mesa University and Western Colorado Community College held the groundbreaking for a brand new composting facility on Wednesday.
The new facility will use food waste from the CMU dining halls and WCCC culinary classes to produce fertilizer for growing vegetables and improving the landscaping on both campuses.
The project was proposed over a year ago by current president of CMU's sustainability council, Ryan McConnell.
The project will be completely managed by students on both campuses, specifically those in WCCC culinary and agriculture programs, the CMU Rodeo Club, and the CMU Associated Student Government.
The leaders of this project hope this will teach local students the importance of sustainable agriculture.
" There are students who are studying environmental sciences, and composting is a really great resource to learn how we can be responisble with our resources.," said CMU Student Body President, Ariel Diamond.
Various clubs and classes plan to visit the site throughout the year to learn more about composting.