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Columbus School Composter

We are delighted to share a blog written by Elisa Aristizabal Candelaria Arango a student at The Columbus School who is part of a team delivering a Global Goals project for the 2019-20 Global Goals Competition.

Their project is among over 957 social action projects currently running as part of the GSL movement and we are excited to be supporting them to design and lead positive social change in their community. 

We have had the most amazing and educational experience

Project Overview

Building a composter at school is all about helping the school’s carbon footprint, and also to decrease food waste. We are talking with school authority so they can give us feedback and permission to build the composter. Also, our project is looking forward to teaching elementary students about food waste problems and composter management.

So our goals for these projects are:

  • Make consciousness all around the school, including administration, students, teachers, and others…
  • Teach elementary students about how food waste problems affect the whole world.
  • Create a composter that will be so efficient to minimize food waste

Seven Columbus School students are working hard to achieve this goal.

Our Journey

We have developed skills such as teamwork, connecting and making a change in nature using nature itself, we have developed skills in communication, with our group members and other people around the school. We have learned about ourselves that we work better as a team and that telling our ideas leads to greater achievements. Our greatest challenge has been getting to know whether people are going to use welly and responsibly the composter that would only work if it is taken seriously.

The Next Chapter

We think the idea of a composter is something that can benefit the world and our future in so many ways, this idea can help to reduce our carbon footprint and also the communities because people are going to get involved in our school because it is our future and if we do not work in improving what past generations have done our call action for people from our generation is to let them know we do not have too much time to improve without having permanent changes we as a group recommend people our age and everyone to get involved in this type of projects, it is beneficial for you, for the planet and society overall.

The 2019-20 GSL Global Goals Competition is now open and runs until June 2020. If you belong to one of the 700+ teams of students currently delivering a social action project as part of the competition we would love to hear from you and feature your blog and project photos on our website to inspire others.