"I really learned a lot from this experience and plan to make other leadership projects in my coming years."
‘Post Up served to raise awareness to the amount of food waste humans produce. Through this composting project, students found out how much waste they produce, and hopefully, that will inspire them to also support or take action this major environmental issue.
Implementation of the Project
For a week (national composting week), the students put food waste into bins and at the end of each day, the action team weighed and transferred the food waste into barrels. The major steps in the project were raising money for materials, then collecting the compost and putting them in airtight barrels, then finally, after a year of composting, the nutrient-rich topsoil can be collected.
“I really learned a lot from this experience and plan to make other leadership projects in my coming years.”
– Jason Won
Results of the Project
Jason’s action team collected a large barrel of composting, moving the organic matter from his collection boxes around school to the composting system each day after school. Jason also learned a significant amount his school’s recycling program (mostly that it was nonexistent) in the process.
After his CLP, Jason hopes to bring recycling to his school because he found it upsetting to find out that his school, one of the largest paper-using schools in the area, does not recycle. To continue his involvement in the environment, Jason is volunteering at an educational, self-sustainable farm.