HERMON – Six New York state schools, including Hermon-DeKalb Central School, were recipients of a “Green Schools Grant” from the New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling (NYSAR3), the professional recyclers’ association for New York State.
Hermon DeKalb’s $500 award will be used to supplement the out of pocket cost needed to retrofit a shipping container to hold the high flow drum composter they will receive this summer from a North Country School Camp Treetops (NCT) grant as a result of a grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The school seeks to replicate NCT’s pilot composter project by processing food waste generated by the school, SUNY Canton, and two local restaurants, as well as sawdust from Amish sawmills.
To further this project’s impact, the school district plans to integrate it into their culture and curriculum. HD’s multiple partnerships including NCT and the Adirondack North Country Association have made this project successful thus far and their continued support will ensure its long-term sustainability.
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