High in the Adirondack Mountains, the progressive junior boarding institution North Country School/Camp Treetops (NCS/CTT) has been striving for sustainability since the 1920s. Their newest effort in utilizing renewable resources and transforming waste took place this past year in the form of a novel, rotating-barrel composter that has revolutionized the way their campus deals with the food scraps that go back into their working farm and that has changed the way the fourth-through-ninth graders who live on campus understand the food cycle in motion. By involving organizations near Lake Placid in their efficient composting process and thereby reducing waste headed to area landfills, the greater North Country may see positive benefits for years to come.



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