This year the Compost Cats are promoting sustainability and minimizing waste by heading the Green Team at Tucson Meet Yourself, one of the premier folklife festivals in the United States!
You can help too by signing up here to volunteer with the TMY Green Team! We are looking for volunteers from October 10th to the 12th. Together we can make this year's festival the greenest one yet!
Welcome to the website of the University of Arizona Compost Cats!
The Compost Cats work to reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions and increase local food security by diverting food scraps, landscape clippings, and paper from landfills and turning it into a high quality soil amendment for local agriculture and landscaping use.
Compost Cats partners with the City of Tucson, local businesses, nonprofits, and schools to collect food scraps, raise awareness, and promote a sustainable and green community.
The Cats work with the San Xavier Co-op Farm, located south of Tucson on the Tohono O'odham Nation. Here, the program uses farming equipment generously provided by the friendly folks at San Xavier Farm and Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona to prepare the compost for sale. Check out the "About Us" page, as well as read about the "Cats in the news", to learn more about how we're turning garbage into gardens!
Compost Cats is entirely student run by undergraduate students at the University of Arizona, and is currently supervised by Chet Phillips, ASUA Sustainability Program Coordinator.