On December 8th, the Zero Waste iCAP team met to discuss a new approach to creating recommendations for next semester.
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Proposed Compost Facility
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Projects at this location
The AFRI Foundational Program supports grants in the six AFRI priority areas to continue building a foundation of knowledge critical for solving current and future societal challenges. The six priority areas are:
|Food Waste Reduction||
This guide from the USDA Rural Development agency highlights the various ways the agency provides funding and support for food loss and waste reduction, reuse and composting.
|Large-Scale Food Waste Composting||
This project was to fund the development of a large-scale food waste composting facility on the University’s property, in order to compost food waste from University dining halls. This project was precipitated by the commitment made by the University in the 2010 Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP): “The University will commit to… a large‐scale food composting project by 2012.”
On November 7th, the Zero Waste iCAP team met to discuss DIA sustainability initiatives with Tim Knox and made edits on the Project 4 Less expansion recommendation to be s