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Composting Internship Available!

sproutFrom Dara Mysliwiec ’16:

Are you concerned with food waste on campus? Are you passionate about decomposition? Are you tired of the three-question format for interest posts?

Well worry no further, because as a COMPOSTING INTERN, you can be in charge of these things! There is a newly available position for a Residential Composting Intern. The job involves organizing individual student composting, decreasing food waste on campus, and helping organize composting awareness events. It involves ~5 (paid) hours of work per week (and is available to both work-study and non-work study students).

The position is for this semester, and starts as soon as possible! The only requirements are that you must be over 20 years old and carry a valid driver’s license, and you must have a passion for composting :)

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, or if you have any questions, email wesleyancompost[at]gmail[dot]com.

There’s no deadline, but apply sooner rather than later.

Compost Bucket Distribution Night!

From Rina Kremer ’15 to all you house-dwellers, kitchen-users, and/or fruit or vegetable-eaters, i.e. everyone:

Hey Kids —

Compost buckets. We got ’em. If you’re looking to compost at your residence and don’t already have one for your residence, come to Exley Lobby between 6:30 and 8:00PM on Thursday, or until we’re all out.

Date: Thursday, September 11
Time: 6:30-8 P.M.
Place: Exley Lobby
Cost: nothing!

First Composting Committee Meeting at University Organizing Center



Green alert from Zach Burns ’14:

Looking for free food?! Take it out of our compost bucket. Really though, come learn how we diverted 20,000 pounds of would-have-been trash to hot, steamy goodness last year. This year we have even bigger plans and we need your help! As master Confucius oft proclaimed, “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Place: University Organizing Center (190 High St., between Beta and Eclectic)

Apply for Composting Intern


Katie McConnell ’13 wants you to play with food:

If you have ever reflected on the relationship between decomposing and not-decomposing food, consider applying to be next year’s Post-Consumer Composting Intern. As a member of the Sustainability Office you will facilitate the composting program out of Usdan, drive an electric truck, and occasionally spin composting machines at Long Lane Farm.

Candidates must be twenty years or older and have had a driver’s license for at least three years.

Find the full job description here.

To apply, send your resume and a paragraph stating your interest in the position to wesleyancompost(at)gmail(dot)com by Monday, May 6.

Deadline: Monday, May 6
Contact: wesleyancompost(at)gmail(dot)com

Pick Up a Compost Bucket

Oooh baby... chocolate is the symbol of love

For all the people in the Shoutbox who were asking, here’s how to never waste a piece of organic food material again. Writes Zach Burns ’14:

Ever feel guilty tossing a banana peel into the trash? Pick up a compost bucket on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday night from 7:00-10:00pm in Olin or Wes Shop. Every apple core and egg shell that you toss into your blue bucket is ultimately used as fertilizer at Long Lane Farm. You don’t pee in the sink, so don’t throw compost in the garbage! Buckets are waiting for you!

Date: September 16th, 17th, and 18th
Time: 7-10 pm
Place: Olin or WeShop
Cost: Free!