Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Exciting composting news in St. Paul's Macalester-Groveland neighborhood
Eureka Recycling unveiled its residential composting project in St. Paul's Macalester-Groveland neighborhood Wednesday. They plan to do this for three months using three collection methods: truck, bicycle and drop-off. And they're dividing the neighborhood into three 200-household chunks, to see who participates and which collection method makes the most sense holistically (people participating, energy used, carbon footprint, economic viability, etc.) Lots more details are here. These photos are from the media event; St. Paul City Council members Pat Harris and Russ Stark, and folks from the Macalester-Groveland Community Council, the Green Institute, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Macalester College, Linden Hills Power & Light and the University of Minnesota attended.
Green cart is for curbside collection, pink bin for drop-off
Turning food scraps into compost (a.k.a. really good dirt)
Prof. Christy Manning, who teaches and studies the psychology of sustainable behavior