At Lower Richland High School sustainable practices are important. We understand our obligation to do all we can to improve our community, our nation, and our planet, to make it a better place.
Food Waste Diversion:
A large food dryer in the cafeteria removes water from food prep waste.
The volume of the waste is reduced 90% by the dryer.
The 10% that is leftover gets discharged and is compostable material.
Composting and Gardening:
Compost is fed to red wrigglers in the vermiculture beds on campus.
Here the worms convert the compostable material form the cafeteria into a
nutrient-rich fertilizer that will be used to grow produce.
That produce can then be used by the nutrition and culinary arts classes.
A solar array installed on campus provides enough energy to power the irrigation and
cooling systems in the newly renovated greenhouse, in addition to adding a small amount back to the power grid.