Stony Brook University's composting project is a joint venture between Campus Dining Services and the Faculty Student Association (FSA). From October 2009 through the first week of February, 2010, the University processed over 2,750 gallons of its kitchen waste into compost by utilizing the in-vessel composter located behind Roth Cafe. This included fruit and vegetable peels, coffee grounds and other pre-consumer food scraps. Campus Dining Services and the Faculty Student Association have committed to this project to reduce the amount of material sent to landfills, the use of fossil fuels, and the carbon footprint of the campus. Aerobic composting, unlike anaerobic landfill degradation, does not result in the release of methane, a gas that is reported to be 25 times more powerful as a global warming agent as carbon dioxide. The FSA hopes to gain more volunteers so that all campus dining locations can become part of the composting project. Follow the progress of the composting project and find out how you can contribute to the sustainability efforts of FSA and campus dining services by becoming a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SBUDining, or by visiting http://www.campusdining.org.