Earth Tub

The Office of Sustainability worked with the Eugene 4J School District to transfer an industrial-sized composting vessel to UO. The $7,500 gift found a new home at the Urban Farm where the Office of Sustainability found a suitable site for the tub. Campus cafes agreed to contribute their pre-consumer food waste. In its first two years, the project diverted 25,000 pounds of campus food waste from the landfill. Campus Cafes supported the student compost position with funds from beverage sales. Management of the program was transferred to the Campus Zero Waste program in summer 2008.