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).
Electrifying Bake Sale: This Thursday!
With the spring just around the corner, the E-motorcycle team is gearing up to build a motorcycle that consumes current instead of guzzling gasoline. In preparation for this, the team visited local Windsor electrical manufacturer Electrozad, this past Thursday. An employee there indicated that Electrozad would be capable of supplying some switches, relays and other necessary electrical components for the bike’s circuitry. This is a good start, however the team still has to find many parts from its list and fast! To raise some of the funds to purchase parts that might not be donated, the team will be holding a bake sale in co-operation with SIFE Windsor this Thursday at the CAW Student Center. Hours of the sale are yet to be determined, but stay tuned for details to follow shortly. Bake goods, not unlike the ones show below, will be on sale for very reasonable prices. Make sure to come out and enjoy some delicious baked goods that will, no doubt, help electrify the E-Motorcycle team!
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.