Reginah Sanyu – 1851 Staff
Lasell College and Sodexo have come together to create a more environmentally friendly campus. Sodexo’s Better Tomorrow Commitments include focusing on the environment, local communities, nutrition, health, and wellness. Lasell College hopes to reduce its carbon footprint, water footprint, and non-organic waste.
When you go to the dining hall, the bins on the left of where dishes are dropped off are not for decoration. Their purpose is for composting. While improvements are being made to the cafeteria, these changes cannot be done by the staff alone.
For us to get the dining hall that we all want, some work has to be put in by the students. The Valentine Dining Hall would like the Lasell community to join them in composting for a better Lasell. The compost collected will be given to pig farms.
Right now, workers are in the back personally separating the leftovers, which can cause backups on the dirty dish conveyer belt. If three out of ten people compost, it would make their work easier and faster, the pigs will live happier, and you will be happier in an environmentally friendly place. All students have to do is scrape the leftover food on their plate into the compost bin. It takes a few seconds and, if everyone does their part, it can make a big difference.
Plans to make Lasell a better college will only be affective if students join in to make the Lasell of our dreams. Sodexo’s Better Tomorrow Commitments mean you can feel confident you are getting the best for your health, for your planet and for your community.
The Compost_Critter account on Twitter was created to keep updates on Lasell’s composting initiative for the college’s community. Follow Compost_Critter at www.twitter.com/LC_Compostcritt.