ASU awarded Think Green Grant, will expand composting program

Arizona State University is awarded a $4,000 Think Green Grant from Waste Management, Inc. and Keep America Beautiful. ASU proposes to expand its Green Bin program by having ASU Facilities Development Management Recycling program staff collaborating with the ASU School of Sustainability in a capstone class. The students will develop ideas to divert ASU's waste from the landfill.

"This gives us the opportunity to connect academics with operations by asking School of Sustainability students to innovate solutions to Green Bin organics collection expansion," said Alana Levine, ASU Recycling Program Manager. "Students will actually see their ideas realized at ASU and establish a collection model for other communities to use."

ASU is aiming to be a zero waste university by 2015.