photo: Li Zhu, TTF2S Sustainability Coordinator, showing students at Learning Gate Community School how to build a compost container.
About Li Zhu:
This spring, Zhu is working with Turner-Bartels K-8 and Learning Gate Community School to help elementary and middle school students perform food wast audits. Using the EPA Student Food Waste Audit handbook, students will develop solutions for the problem of food waste and strategies for reducing food waste in their cafeterias and homes. In addition, Zhu will be documenting the food waste process on his blog and the new TTF2S YouTube channel. Zhu is completing his Masters Degree in Food Sustainability and Sustainable Tourism at the Patel College. From Shanghai, China, Zhu obtained his B.A. in English with a minor in Economics from Shanghai University. Working with Patel College Professor TH Culhane, Zhu has developed expertise in building and maintaining biodigesters, a system for converting organic material to renewable energy called biogas and liquid fertilizer.
Li Zhu's internship with TTF2S is made possible by Ken Ward and Beth and Gerry Curts.