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In another sign of continued progress towards an environmentally conscious and waste-free school, Bialik High School, in conjunction with the City of Côte Saint-Luc, launched an all-encompassing composting program on January 5 as part of its larger Green Initiative. Composting, or the natural decomposition of organic material, is a time-honoured way of reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills while simultaneously producing a fertilizer that nourishes other vegetation.
Tye Hunt from  our Public Works Department visited each class individually and explained the value of composting as well as the methodology employed. The city   launched its own city-wide composting program for residents in the fall of 2008. The program for the municipal buildings and institutions (including schools) was scheduled to begin in the spring of 2009. However, due to the effort and enthusiasm displayed by the students and staff at Bialik, their plans were altered.
“We originally planned to begin the second phase in the springtime, but because Bialik was so eager to begin, we really pushed the button to get started sooner than later,” said Mr. Hunt
. Moreover, Mr. Hunt praised the uniqueness of the Bialik composting program stating that he believes that Bialik   is the first school on the island of Montreal to formally adopt a composting program in conjunction with their municipality. “Bialik will become the model for other schools to follow,” added Mr. Hunt. Bravo to Bialik and to Mr. Hunt, who is sadly leaving the employ of our city for another career opportunity.


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