The 2018 “Leadership Steamboat” class took on food waste by purchasing three high-efficiency Earth Cube composters that were placed around Steamboat Springs, Colo. Each year, participants select a community project to better the Yampa Valley. This year’s class decided to purchase the cubes because food waste makes up 30 percent of waste sent to landfills in Routt County.
The Earth Cubes use an aerobic decomposition process to break down food.
Each Earth Cube costs $4,500. The Leadership Class set a fundraising goal of $15,000 to purchase the composters and insulators to keep the machines from freezing and surpassed the goal by $2,000. – Steamboat Pilot & Today, www.steamboattoday.com