Volunteering my time at the GW Office of Sustainability Composting event was incredible and educational! I was lucky to be there all day so I could see the full process and hard work that goes into hosting an event like this. I learned so much, such as how the composting process works, where the food scraps/other goods go once collected, how it helps the earth, and so much more!! I will definitely volunteer again.
It was very interesting to see who on campus contributes their compost and how the org is managed. I think there should be more collection sites around campus on different days/ times of the week to maximize our impact. To get more students involved, the dorms should advertise it and recommend that students preserve compost in their freezers. I was surprised to see how many students compost and what types of foods make up most of their waste.