Senior builds pet waste composter for Colorado shelter

As part of her capstone project, Colorado Mountain College sustainability studies senior Ramsey Bond teamed up with the Colorado Animal Rescue shelter (CARE) in Spring Valley to build an outdoor animal waste composting system. The three-bin composter – built using wooden pallets – is converting a mixture of the shelter’s animal waste and a local woodworker’s sawdust into composted soil that’s safe for lawns, shrubbery and flower gardens.

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Photo caption: Ramsey Bond explains the new animal waste composter to Wes Boyd. Bond was able to incorporate the composter into her own studies and to those of her sustainability classmates. Photo ©Hannah Johnson (CMC professional photography student)

Article provided by Debbie Crawford, Colorado Mountain College public information officer, Central Services