Composting at The Crib

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) Did you know, according to the NMU Conservation Crew, that almost 60% of household waste is compostable?

In an effort to welcome spring by becoming more sustainable, the Northern Michigan University Conservation Crew held a composting seminar at The Crib Sunday afternoon.

The Conservation Crew brought supplies for DIY in-home composting systems, only for a ten dollar donation.

The idea behind the small composting bins is to introduce people to composting and to be able to do so in a small area, such as a dorm or an apartment.

"You know there is a lot of ways that we contribute to waste in damaging the environment, a lot of that destruction happens at a corporate level. But that doesn't mean that individuals can’t participate in an active role to minimize their impact on the environment,” said Emily Wegemer, The Crib General Manager.

The Crew says composting is a great and easy way to minimize your footprint on the environment.