Over three days, the New Earth Project, which focuses on soil health, food security, and environmental justice for the climate, took 4th and 5th graders from grant county schools and taught them about composting and its role in soil health. Funded by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, The Upper Gila Watershed Alliance (UGWA) received an Environmental Justice for Climate grant, to help assist underserved communities prepare for climate impacts. UGWA will return to the schools to continue to teach about carbon sequestration, creating circular economies, diverting organic waste from landfills to Johnson-Su bio-reactors, and the techniques for developing climate solutions in local communities.

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For more videos in this series, visit the Upper Gila Watershed Alliance’s “Thinking On a Mountain” Youtube channel.

NM Healthy Soil Working Group: Johnson-Su bioreactors process school cafeteria food waste