Kayla Conway

Kayla Conway

Kayla Conway

Speaker | Post Landfill Action Network

Philadelphia, PA | kayla@postlandfill.org

Kayla works primarily on the development of the Atlas project, an assessment tool that measures waste reduction initiatives on college and university campuses through a holistic framework. Additionally, as a Campus Coordinator, she works closely with students and sustainability staff on implementing zero-waste initiatives for their campus. Before starting with PLAN in May 2019, Kayla studied Sustainable Energy Management at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. This is where they worked with compost in the campus community garden and helped implement a campus-wide compost program. Kayla continues to be a passionate advocate for sustainability and living with a lower carbon footprint.

Session Name: College and University Composting 1: The Small(er) School Experience

Session Time: Thursday, January 30, 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Presentation Title: Composting on Campus – Introducing a Best Practice Guide

Presentation Description: The US Compost Council and the Post-Landfill Action Network have teamed up to research best practices in collection, processing, education, and management of compost in a higher education setting. Between PLAN’s experience with campus waste reduction infrastructure and the USCC’s extensive technical expertise, this partnership has generated a resource of great value to stakeholders in higher education. This presentation will summarize key takeaways from the manual written by the collaborators, including the decision and ROI process for choosing to contract with a hauler or process in-house, steps for navigating campus bureaucracy, and case studies for excellent compost education.

Session Name: College and University Composting 2: Lessons from the Large(r) Campus

Session Time: Thursday, January 30, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Presentation Title: Composting on Campus – Introducing a Best Practice Guide

Presentation Description: The US Compost Council and the Post-Landfill Action Network have teamed up to research best practices in collection, processing, education, and management of compost in a higher education setting. Between PLAN’s experience with campus waste reduction infrastructure and the USCC’s extensive technical expertise, this partnership has generated a resource of great value to stakeholders in higher education. This presentation will summarize key takeaways from the manual written by the collaborators, including the decision and ROI process for choosing to contract with a hauler or process in-house, steps for navigating campus bureaucracy, and case studies for excellent compost education.