MASTER COMPOST AND SOLID WASTE COURSE – FALL 2019

The Sustainability Academy’s Master Compost and Solid Waste Course is a free 8-week, in-class course that will provide you with in-depth knowledge of the following topics:

  • In-depth knowledge of backyard and vermi (worm) composting
  • An understanding of soil biodiversity and all the benefits of adding compost to your soil
  • An overview of solid waste reduction practices
  • Communication, leadership, and instruction skills you can use to educate others how to compost

THE GOAL OF THIS COURSE

  • HAVE FUN – Make friends and new connections with a common interest, and join us for Academy volunteer appreciation events!
  • GET INVOLVED – Learn cutting-edge resource conservation techniques and theory from local sustainability experts, and learn what you can do to empower yourself and others to promote these activities.
  • GIVE BACK – Educate your friends, neighbors, kids, teachers, and community on the value of conserving resources!

IMPORTANT COURSE ELEMENTS

  • After the completion of the course, we require that you volunteer 40 hours of your time using the skills that you learned in the class to promote sustainability in your communities. Volunteering can be completed with the Office of Sustainability, with a third-party organization, or with a DIY creative project. All volunteering must be completed in San Mateo County within one year of course completion.
  • For those participants that attend and complete at least eight out of nine classes, you will each get a “goodie bag” full of fun and useful resource conserving tools that you can use at home and at work, as a congratulatory gift for successfully completing the course!

  • Once you complete both the course and the required volunteer hours, you will receive a certificate of completion as recognition of your commitment to sustainability and your community.
  • You must be 14 years or older to attend the classes.
  • Priority will be given to San Mateo County community members, specifically those who live, work and go to school in San Mateo County.
  • If you need ADA accommodations, please contact us at least five (5) business days prior to the first class you will be attending.

COURSE SCHEDULE & VENUE

TBD

INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THIS MASTER COURSE?

Contact Academy Coordinator, Avana Andrade at aandrade@smcgov.org or (650) 599-1459