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dc.contributor.advisorRoss, Grant A.
dc.contributor.authorBurnett, K. H. Margaretha
dc.coverage.spatial2000001406en
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-27T23:36:49Z
dc.date.available2005-07-27T23:36:49Z
dc.date.issued1991
dc.identifier.citationBurnett, K. H. (1991). Composting yard and food waste at the University of Calgary: an action plan (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/13020en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0315710780en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/24643
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 77-82.en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this MOP was to develop a composting program for the yard and kitchen waste generated at The University of Calgary. Recycling has begun to play a larger role in the functioning of the University in general, through paper and pop can collection programs; composting .was seen as a logical next step. Composting complements recycling programs by returning organic matter to the soil where it is reused in the synthesis of new plants for food, feed, clothing, and energy production. It is one of the oldest ways of soil improvement, and one requiring only enthusiasm and low .. levels of technology to produce noticeable improvements in plant growth. A comprehensive discussion of composting processes and systems precedes detailed project descriptions. There are three interactive projects which are designed. to build upon one another, though they can be implemented singly as well. Project Windrow involves waste generated by Grounds staff, food waste from Food Services, and food waste from Family Student Housing units. This waste is collected and processed into compost in a windrow. Project Worm involves waste generated by Family Student Housing gardeners in their garqen plot. This waste is added to a specially-constructed worm bin where vermicomposting occurs over the summer. Project Edu-Compost addresses the larger problem of explaining and promoting the composting process to u•niversity staff, students and faculty.
dc.format.extentx, 102 leaves : illus. ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccTD 796.5 B87 1991en
dc.subject.lcshCompost - Alberta - Calgary
dc.subject.lcshUniversity of Calgary
dc.titleComposting yard and food waste at the University of Calgary: an action plan
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyEnvironmental Design
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/13020
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Environmental Design
thesis.degree.nameMEDes
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccTD 796.5 B87 1991en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 772 520541961


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.