The history of the Composting Program at Connecticut College is steeped with student involvement and alumni support. With a history of community engagement, a group of students and staff came together in the Fall of 2011 to create a program that could systematically collect food scraps on campus and transform them into nutrient-rich compost. The result of this collaboration was the Composting Program as the College knows it today.
With support from Dining Services, the Physical Plant and the Sustainability Coordinator, seven student positions were created to provide a sustained composting effort on campus. Two Program Manager positions were created for students with a true passion for sustainability and a vested interest in ensuring that composting continues on campus into the future. These two students facilitate all parts of the program from training new student members, monitoring the chemical processes of the composting program and communicating with important College departments such as Dining and Grounds.
Additionally, five Student Composter positions were created for students looking to support the Composting Program throughout the year. These Student Composters work with the Program Managers to collect food scraps from a variety of places on campus and deposit them into the Earth Tubs seven days a week.
All students hired to work on the Composting Program are paid through the Federal Work Study program. If you are interested in participating in the Composting Program, check out the application process.
Manager of Sustainability