Composting in schools with Subpod

When sent to landfill, food waste doesn’t harmlessly break down. It rots and releases methane – a harmful greenhouse gas 25x more potent than carbon dioxide.
So what is the problem? – Approximately 25% of school waste is compostable – A lot of methane…

Subpod is the in-garden compost system that works with nature. It uses worms and microbes to compost organic waste without the odours, mess and hard work of traditional composting.
Subpod not only disposes of your organic waste it’s also the ‘growth hub’ for any garden. Once planted in the soil, worms and microbes move between your Subpod and garden bed, building soil fertility and plant health. It helps you grow nutrient-dense food with less effort!

With Subpods now installed in over 150 schools across Australia, the USA and UK, what is quickly becoming apparent is the value that teachers and students are getting from including Subpods in their outdoor learning programs. Students are connecting with nature, working as teams to reduce food waste, increase their green skills and learning more about healthy eating and sustainability.

Subpod is proud to be partnering with Eco Educate as they seek to improve sustainable practices in schools. The Eco Educate team have an amazing understanding of what it is that makes students tick, with their compelling hands on curriculum aligned educational programs. Importantly, these programs are not ‘one offs’ and are designed to be integrated within a schools practices and learning, for the longer term.

This partnership not only serves to assist in having more schools composting, but most importantly will educate the youth of today about this important environmental practice, thus introducing and enabling them to become lifetime practitioners of sustainable actions. Being a part of a network of industry leaders collaborating in this space for change, is also something we are extremely proud of.

As Nelson Mandela said – ‘Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world’.
With Eco Educate, Subpod are looking to make our own small changes, one day and one school at a time. With each Subpod able to compost approximately 15kgs of organic waste per week, the environmental benefits of composting with Subpod are significant!

This short video edit shows how students at Lindesfarne Anglican Grammar School are loving the Subpod experience

Warren Liackman
Chairman – Subpod

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