College Receives 16K Grant for Solar-Powered Composters

This past May, the College was jointly awarded a $16,000 Pennsylvania state grant for the manufacture and use of two solar-powered rotary composters. The composters are giant stainless steel barrels on wheels that completely contain food scraps and other waste as they compost. With the new grant money, these rotary composters will be outfitted with solar panels that allow the barrels to turn on their own. Both composters will be hopefully be used to compost nearly 24 cubic yards of campus-generated food waste later this year.

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GREENmarch a Success

Last Tuesday, March 31, Earthlust concluded its first ever GREENmarch and deemed it a success in increasing awareness on Swarthmore’s campus about environmental sustainability. The campaign featured a collaboration between many of Swarthmore’s groups including GoodFood, Environmental Justice, and SLAP.

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