Keeping our environment clean and helping reduce waste is something we are very passionate about at camp. Since I am an Earth Day baby, I feel more connected to preserving the land and watching what goes to the dump. Although not everyone cares about waste management or cares about where the food waste goes, we try to make it a little more fun for the campers to really grasp where all of their waste goes. In order to help promote creation care, we sometimes get creative. This is the story of one of our creative solutions.
At the end of 2016 I tried to persuade Samuel into getting a pig to consume our food scraps at camp. It took a lot of convincing and pleading over the next few months. I told him that if the kids could see where their food waste went they would be more apt to not throw it in the trash but would put in in the compost bucket, also named Spot’s Bucket.