Penn Faculty and Staff at The Dirt Factory

July 8, 2013

In April, the School of Arts & Sciences hosted a one-hour workshop on the basics of home composting, open to the entire Penn community. The workshop was held at The Dirt Factory, University City’s own community composting facility, and included a presentation by Master Gardener Christine Tilles of Penn State. Ms. Tilles spoke on the different methods for at home composting, giving useful techniques for both urban and suburban dwellers. At the end of the workshop, 10 winners received a home composting unit so that they could start composting in the Spring. The workshop had “some great information and a very enthusiastic speaker.  I'm hoping to set up the bin this weekend so I can get my compost pile started up again,” said Marie-Luise Faber, Biosafety Officer in Penn’s Office of Environmental Health & Radiation Safety. 


Penn’s Climate Action Plan 2.0 includes a goal to increase the University’s recycling rate to 30% by 2019.

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