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BSU student presents at national sustainability conference

Alexandra Miller, an environmental studies major at Bemidji State University, presented at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference and Expo held in Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 6-9.

Miller, a junior from Dilworth, Minn., presented a poster on vermiculture, the process of composting with worms, and how it is being used in the basement of Bemidji State’s Walnut Hall. Miller also attended workshops to learn and share techniques and practices to make BSU a more sustainable campus.

The AASHE Conference and Expo invites administrations, faculty, students and businesses to share ideas with the purpose of making higher education more sustainable.

For more information, contact sustainability coordinator Erika Bailey-Johnson at (218) 755-2560 or at

Miller’s poster:

Reducing Campus Waste: Using Worms for Pre-Consumer Food

Dilworth |56529| Alexandra Miller, junior, environmental studies

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference and Expo

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