Every summer we have hundreds of freshmen come through campus for Orientation. This summer was extra special since all the Orientations were zero-waste! All of the materials – forks, spoons, knives, plates, napkins, and cups – were compostable! We worked with Clemson Home to get this initiative going, and we are very pleased with the results. Initially, we worried about the utensils taking longer to break down, but it turns out the cups were the hardest thing to break down. For all of the July Orientation sessions, we composted 9620 lbs of materials! We are so grateful to have had this opportunity! We will also being collecting food waste from the Clemson House dining hall fulltime. With our efforts expanding, we feel like the sky is the limit for us to achieve new goals.
We also have our new group for the fall semester! We are excited to start projects and get the ball rolling once again!