Green Fund Projects

Worm Composting Project

The Annenberg Public Policy Center will install a worm composting system to reduce the amount of food waste in the building and to educate staff about the composting process. Compost will be used as fertilizer for both indoor and outdoor plants at the Center.

As of the Spring 2011 semester, the collection of food scraps has amounted to about 0.5 to 0.75 gallons per week. Within the next year another collection system will be added. Educational outreach will spur increased participation and as a result, more compost.

Project Leader: 
Ellen Iwamoto, Content Developer, APPC
Project Sponsor: 
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Director, APPC
Status: 
Completed

Fact

40% by 2014 is Penn's five-year goal for recycling paper, cardboard, and commingled materials.