Students Create Instructional Video About Composting, Recycling on Campus


Students Create Instructional Video About Composting, Recycling on Campus

Wednesday, July 20, 2022
image with check mark from recycling video

Raritan Valley Community College Digital Media students Jenna Michell and Olivia Jara, led by Arts & Design faculty member Lydia Barnes, have created a video about the correct use of the composting and recycling bins around campus. The two-minute video, “Put Your Waste in the Right Place at RVCC,” was funded by a grant by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

The video was part of a larger campus-wide project, spearheaded by Susan Dorward, RVCC Sustainability & Energy Coordinator. The project included working with interns to run the food composter; improve the waste and recycling signage in the cafeteria and Brew Ha Ha café; and spread awareness about food waste and what can and cannot be composted. Two interns ran the composter, which turns food waste into soil amendment, which can then be used in the on-campus gardens or wherever is needed. The video was created as a final step to communicate the students’ message to the campus:

The project included the efforts of Composting Interns Morgan Ramsby (RVCC) and Akhil Arularasu (Bridgewater-Raritan High School, Class of 2022) and “Zero Waste” Intern Anna Mihalik and volunteer Sandra Faragalla, both RVCC students. Akhil, Anna, and Sandra starred in the video.

At the end of the project, the students presented to the NJ Department of Environmental protection about their work.



July 20, 2022

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