GCompost Wraps Up With Composting

As a successful end to the semester has come upon us, it is a good time to reflect on the state of composting. At the University of Windsor, GCompost has been able to acquire compost from food services and proceed as planned in making compost.

The dryer composter was a raging success and is arguably one of the most recognizable, and visible pieces of work currently sitting on the Green Corridor Eco House property. We all had a great experience putting things together, and bringing the environment into focus. Though our current group is leaving, we have left behind a legacy for others to follow. Composters to be filled and compost to be made.

In due time, feel free to check out the brand new Green Corridor Experimental Composting project located at the Eco House. As the GCompost team would say, Adios Compostos!

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Composting Cycle Begins

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As the semester draws to a close, Gcompost tightens up completion on the final project. Today we announce the completion of the compost dryer. We were able to finally spray paint and design the outer shell of the composter. The concept of the dryer composter provides an easy way to rotate compost weekly. This process will take less effort and allow the compost to be produced quickly.

The business plan is official complete, what is left to finish on the semester is the Legacy Report.

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GCompost brightens your day, and a dryer

It has been an exciting week for GCompost as we anticipate the completion of our third  composter.

The composter dryer is in its third phase of completion with the application of the outer asthetic design. As we discuss different ideas of how to display an exciting and eye catching outer shell to the dryer, the other half of the group is in the process of acquiring compost for our first drop. Food services agreed to provide us with some compost today so that we could test out the designs.

We are excited to see how the designs progress with their first load of compost. As we look to the future we are on schedule to complete composter and business plan by April 6th and be able to present our accomplishments and projects plan for future groups.

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GCompost Breaks Ground

It has been an exciting and productive week for GCompost. We were first able to break ground with the construction of 3 composters. We were able to contruct 2 pallet composters, of which we are waiting to finish constructing the door. We were also able to construct a chicken wire composter and erected a black plastic composter donated by the EWSWA. Our goals are to test different composters and to  determine which is the most effective way of composting. This week we plan to begin construction on the compost dryer and move forward with compost collection. In no time, GCompost will be putting composting compost!

We were also able to develop a logistical  plan of how to collect the compost on campus. We have been able to work out an agreement with food services and develop a systematic plan of how to compost will reach the respective sites. We have made some key contacts in local businesses and have approached Canadian Tire with the opportunty to purchase our compost.

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One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Composter

GCompost took a visit to the Essex Windsor Soild Waste Authority Central Facility. It was a search and rescue operation of appliances and materials that would otherwise be sent to the landfill. We recovered a Large Projection television, a stockpile of mesh screens, shopping carts, a plexiglass panel, an old door and an old metal garbage bin.

These materials will be going towards the construction of our various composter ideas. We were successful in finding the proper materials to move the project forwards. Construction is starting soon with the unexpected find of a dryer and 10 wooden pallets. The estimated time of completion is April 1st. Special thanks goes out to everyone at the EWSWA for helping us hand pick our materials and for giving us their full support in this project!

We had a successful presentation at the SIFE Regionals over the weekend, as the project and its business plan look very promising(see previous blog).

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GCompost Gets National Recognition

As the SIFE regionals approach, GCompost gears up to present their business plan. SIFE ( Students In Free Enterprise) Windsor is managed by a dynamic group of motivated individuals who are determined to position and pilot SIFE Windsor to become a major catalyst for economic change.

SIFE is driven to create economic opportunity in our community by teaching others about market economics, entrepreneurship, sustainability, success skills, financial literacy and business ethics. They do this by implementing community focused and entrepreneurial basedprojects. SIFE Windsor is striving to foster and promote new and innovative business opportunities. We are an action-oriented team seeking to lead change in Windsor and around the world.

Every year SIFE teams from around the country present their business ideas to Top CEO and Fortune 500 companies. This years presentations are environmentally focus and are designed to build awareness and initiative  towards greener world. Through this presentation Green Corridor and GCompost will receive nationally recognition towards their efforts.

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