Residence Education

May 16, 2019

Sustainable Succulents

Hey Madrona!

At Sustainable Succulents, we got to plant our own succulents using Cedar Grove Compost. Did you know that Cedar Grove processes all of UW’s compost? Did you know that all to-go ware on campus is compostable (even plastic looking materials)?

Check out the handout below for more information about composting on campus. Also be sure to check out our handout on tips for how to take care of your succulent!


As shown above, 75% of material found in residential communities last year was compostable or recyclable, meaning 75% of garbage could have been diverted from landfills! So, it is really important to compost and to also know what to compost.


For any questions, feel free to reach out to your Elm REP, Catherine at, or SEED (Students Expressing Environmental Dedication).