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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Sept. 12, 2011
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Colorado State University
Tier2-5: Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Tonie Miyamoto
Director of Communications and Sustainability
Housing and Dining Services
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Does the institution have a pre-consumer food waste composting program?:
Yes

A brief description of the pre-consumer food waste composting program:

CSU has pulpers installed at our two busiest dining centers. Housing & Dining Services operates an in-vessel, fully automated composter on the Foothills Campus (3 miles from main campus) that accepts up to 2,000 pounds of material per day. Dining center food scraps are mixed with bulking material from the horse stalls on the Foothills Campus to make a healthy mix for compost. Material composts in 14 to 21 days in the composter and is then cured on site for 30 days before being returned to main campus for use in campus landscaping projects. Students are actively engaged in the project, which is used as a living laboratory for Soil and Crop Science students as well as the Eco Leaders and Live Green Team in Housing & Dining Services.


The website URL where information about the composting program is available:
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