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Compost Happens

Compost Happens

What is Compost Happens?

Compost Happens poster

“Compost Happens" is the educational campaign created by Sustain U to support the University Student Union’s (USU) composting program. The program was implemented after Sustain U's waste audit conducted in 2012. The audit identified that 50% of waste going to the landfill from the USU was food waste and biodegradable material, which could be diverted through composting. The campaign began on Earth Day, 2014, and has since diverted thousands of pounds of waste from landfills, reducing tons of carbon waste and overall greenhouse gas emissions as a result. Campaign awareness is brought to the CSULB community through Sustain U members and volunteer “Trash Talkers,” who promote and educate the campus community on the compost program throughout the USU.

If you or a group of people are interested in being trained in proper waste disposal let us know and we can set up a training.

We also hold weekly Trash Talker tablings from 10AM-12PM either on the West Patio (USU 2nd floor by the escalators) or Southwest Terrace.

Trash Talkers

Trash Talker Goals

  1. Engage students in the USU in conversation about waste diversion
  2. Inform students about composting and its benefits
  3. Explain how to sort waste properly into the 4 stream bin system in the USU

All trash talkers have a chance to win a FREE compost happens T-shirt.

Be a Part of the Team

Volunteer Today

Or attend one of our monthly meetings on the last Tuesday of every month from 1:00 PM- 1:30 PM.

  • September
      Tuesday the 29th
  • October
      Tuesday the 26th
  • November
      Tuesday the 16th
Location

Room USU-238

Hours:

(As of Fall 2021)


Monday 10am - 2pm
Tuesday 10am - 2pm
Wednesday 10am - 2pm
Thursday 10am - 2pm
Friday 10am - 2pm
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED

Phone:

562.985.5851

Suggestions for Sustainability

Sustain U greatly appreciates any and all suggestions, comments or concerns related to creating and maintaining sustainability intiatives to help make the University Student Union do its part in making CSULB a more environmentally friendly community.