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Snapshot

Terms and Dates:

  • Academic Year 2021-22
    September 4, 2021 to May 30, 2022

Cornell Affiliations:

Campus Sustainability Office

Overview

Opportunity Description

Compost Managers (CMs)

Volunteer position for 2021-2022 academic year. Open to all students.

Compost Managers (CMs) is a program for students who want to reduce food waste on campus by educating their peers and managing compost buckets in residential communities. By serving as a CM, you are ensuring that you and your neighbors have the ability to compost food scraps and napkins where you live. Buildings with multiple Compost Managers will have more kitchen compost locations spread throughout the community, as each CM oversees one kitchen compost bucket. Responsibilities include: emptying and rinsing out compost buckets weekly, ensuring zero contamination, tracking composting rates, and communicating with residential staff and the Campus Sustainability Office when needed.

Each year, Compost Managers divert about 10,000 lbs of food waste from the landfill by sending the food scraps and napkins to the university's compost facility. Learn more about our Residential Compost Program.


How to Sign-up

Sign-up today to serve as a Compost Manager (CM) for your residential community. Deadline: Friday, September 24th at 11:59pm EST


Training & Supply Distribution

Compost Managers must attend one training session to learn their role. You can choose which session to attend:

  • Saturday, September 25th from 11:00am-11:45am EST (via Zoom)
  • Saturday, September 25th from 2:00pm-2:45pm EST (via Zoom)

Compost Managers must pick up a compost bucket and cleaning supplies on Sunday, Sept 5th from one of the following locations:

  • Sunday, Sept 26th from 11:00am-12:30pm EST (RPCC Parking Lot)
  • Sunday, Sept 26th from 1:00pm-2:30pm EST (Cook House Parking Lot)

Compost Managers will launch the program on Monday, Sept 27th by installing buckets and signage within their assigned kitchen. Community announcements will be sent by residential staff on Tuesday, Sept 28st. 


Contact

If you have any questions, please contact us at sustainability@cornell.edu.

About Our Office: The Campus Sustainability Office is a fun, close-knit community where interns and fellows are true members of a team.  Time for professional development, team-building, and campus exploration are a part of our working hours.  Our interns have gone on to work for Google, marketing companies, energy consulting firms, and more. Learn about our team.