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KING-5’s news story on Tahoma Composting!

November 2, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Tahoma students get their hands dirty with composting

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by GARY CHITTIM / KING 5 News – Posted on November 1, 2011 at 5:57 PM

MAPLE VALLEY, Wash. — Several schools in the region have adopted composting programs, but as of this week, the entire Tahoma School District is now in the game.

The 7,400 students district-wide now save their lunch room food scraps for the composting bin instead of the trash can. The district says it saves money on garbage bills while teaching students an important lesson at the same time.

“Environmental sustainability is an increasing part of our students’ curriculum and their lives,” said Kevin Patterson, public information officer for the Tahoma School District. “They need very little convincing to make better use of our resources. In fact, they embrace it and take it into our community.”

And they’re finding ways to make it fun including a “scrap rap” song and group activities surrounding their composting programs.

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