ICAW 2023: Re-launch ribbon-cutting ceremony recap

During the pandemic, SCRAPPY was relocated from Princeton to West Windsor Township. This March, we held a “relaunch” ribbon cutting ceremony to formally (re)-introduce the West Windsor and greater Princeton University community to our food scraps demonstration composting project. A photo essay of the event is below.

All photos courtesy of Jared Flesher, Communications Specialist with the Office of Sustainability

Despite the rainy spring day, about 50 attendees came out for the ceremony. Opening remarks were given by VP of Facilities, Kyu Whang, Office of Sustainability Director, Shana Weber, and Food Systems Project Manager, Gina Talt ’15
After remarks, Kyu Whang does the honor of cutting the ribbon
Next Gina leads the group on a facility tour
Curious attendees take a look of the loading hopper

Gina explaining the compost off-loading process to West Windsor Township Council President, Andrea Mandel. Not pictured, compost giveaways to all attendees, packaged in reusable Stasher bags

Following the facility tour, we also raffled off a home composting system. Sarah Williams of the Molecular Biology Department was the lucky winner and the ComPOSTer will follow-up with her to hear about her experience with it.

To learn more about home composting options, visit our Resources page and stay tuned for tomorrow’s post for a home composting Q&A with Facilities staff member, Tania Althoff.