FROM GARBAGE TO GARDEN

2015, Campbellford, Ontario, Canada

Alyssa West and Josee Stephens from St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary School were appalled at how much organic household waste was going straight to the landfill. They decided to educate their community on the ease and impact of composting at home, placing 2nd overall.

The two students developed a fun and interactive way to teach people the importance of composting, and the benefits of doing so. They held the one day event at a local park, with face painting, games and a barbeque.

Ontario Student Action CompostersThe end result of their hard work was giving away 100 composters to people in the Campbellford community. They hope that this will turn into a ripple effect and that people in their community will continue to spread the word.