Secaucus’ team created a composting center and community awareness campaign to ensure the composting system is sustainable beyond the summer
Through community and government partnerships the group was able to access and train 13 youth to use the town’s rocket composter, an industrial composting machine.
The group collected 14 buckets of food waste, created community awareness, of community gardens and composting, by canvassing 8 city blocks, 190 homes, created posters for 7 community gardens, and one public service announcement, that was screened at various community events.
Further, team Secaucus identified the opportunity to engage local businesses through Green Business Certifications thereby recognizing their sustainable efforts and recommitting them to environmentally friendly business practices. As a result the team approached 55 total businesses in the Town of Secaucus of which 8 were certified and committed to greening their businesses.