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Composting at Espresso

Posted by Morgan White on September 24, 2013

From: Johnston, Morgan B
Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 9:22 AM
To: Fee, Casey A
Cc: Mueller-Soppart, Marlon Anthony; Jones, Maria
Subject: RE: Expresso Green Team

Hi Casey and Marlon,

How is this going?  Are you having some success?  I added Maria Jones to this email list, since she is the SSC Food and Waste Working Group chair.  The SSC could not allocate funds to Espresso, but there may be other opportunities for collaboration.  Of course, Marlon could bring that up as well.



From: Casey Fee []
Sent: Monday, September 09, 2013 8:15 PM
To: Johnston, Morgan B
Subject: Re: Expresso Green Team

Hi Morgan,

Thanks for contacting us, we're currently figuring out logistics and we will be communicating with the haulers you suggested. We just had a meeting with an Expresso Royale employee and we are going to get measurements about how much compost they produce a day, which we want before contacting the haulers. After that, we will definitely be contacting you again. 

Thanks again,

Marlon and Casey

On Mon, Sep 2, 2013 at 7:08 PM, Johnston, Morgan B <> wrote:

Hi Casey and Marlon,

This is the Espresso at Goodwin and Oregon, right? They have no direct connection to the UI, so it would make sense to give the compost to a local group rather than a campus group. (Also, the SSC recently funded vermicomposting at the Sustainable Student Farm, so they shouldn't need additional compost.)

I think that a community garden could benefit from the compost. They may even be able to host the "compost pile." Here are a few I know of in the community:

I grabbed these from a quick web search, and I found more than I expected. Perhaps you could reach out to all of them. If you have trouble hearing back from anyone, let me know and I can make a couple calls. 

Thanks, and best wishes!


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On Sep 2, 2013, at 3:44 PM, "Casey Fee" <> wrote:

Hi Morgan,

During the Friday meet and greet we, Marlon and I, discussed the prospects of getting Expresso to compost. We were wondering if you could put us in contact with people who might be interested in picking up and using the compost. 


Casey and Marlon


Casey Fee

University of Illinois | Class of 2015

Chemical Engineering

Illini 4000 Portrait's Director