Compost Cats is a program of the University of Arizona Office of Sustainability focused on organic waste diversion, outreach, public education, and research facilitation. Since 2011, Compost Cats has diverted large volumes of food scraps, brush, and other organic materials into valuable soil amendments, while reducing the carbon footprint of the University and local businesses.
Composting keeps waste out of landfill. Compost Cats uses food waste collected around the city to create a valuable soil amendment.
Compost Cats provides community outreach and public education on composting and sustainability. This includes workshops and tabling activities at different events and local schools.
This is a pilot Aerated Static Pile system established by Compost Cats to better understand compost systems and processes.
The Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research (LTRR) is engaged in interdisciplinary research on tree rings from around the world related to climate, water, ecology, geology, and archaeology. LTRR also teaches introductory and advanced classes related to tree-ring science, and it promotes outreach via tours of our building and visits to schools and a variety of organizations to talk about what we do.
Examples of Tree Rings You Might See in Tucson