Fremont Students Host Engaging and Entertaining Community-Wide Green Fair

11.03.2011

ESA's educational booth is a hit with students and community members alike, highlighting Fremont's successful composting program.

How much greenhouse gas can be prevented by choosing to compost an apple core every day for a year instead of sending it to the landfill? Students and other community members who visited ESA’s interactive booth at the Fremont Green Fair on Saturday, October 8th, 2011, learned answers to this and more as they explored the greenhouse gas benefits of composting food scraps.

ESA was a sponsor of this Fremont public high school student-run event, and presented the achievements of Fremont’s Composting For Business Program; a successful program that ESA staff has continued to assist since its pilot phase more than seven years ago. The program’s 69 participants compost more than 2,000 tons of food scraps each year instead of sending them to the landfill, providing annual greenhouse gas benefits equivalent to having 131 fewer cars on the road all year long.

And in case you’re wondering, composting 365 apple cores* instead of sending them to the landfill will save as much CO2 as bicycling 50 miles instead of driving.

*Using Fremont's composting program