Composting efforts at the university dispose of campus waste more sustainably than traditional waste management systems. The university composts over 300,000 pounds of material, which prevents 250 metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.
Watch Video: Composting at Northern Arizona University
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Campus composting partners
- Campus Dining separates and collects pre-consumer food materials in back-house operations.
- Facility Services works with student compost technicians to provide equipment expertise at the composting site. Compost technicians transport the majority of compost material to the composting site.
- Office of Sustainability
- NAU Green Fund
- Hooper Sustainability Award
- Office of the Vice President for Research
- Sustainable Communities graduate program
- First Year Seminar Program
- Garden Action Team