Student Takes Classroom Lessons to the Streets

Oct. 15, 2018
EEDS student Mike Fackler (shown) to launch business to pickup food waste for compost.

Mike Fackler wants to save the world, one tomato at a time.  Fackler, a junior in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University, credits the innovative coursework in his Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) major as giving him the tools needed to understand how business works and how sustainability plays into its success.  Fackler and business partner, Jared Frees will soon launch Compostd, which will offer curbside pickup of food waste for compost.  The story, "Student Takes Classroom Lessons to the Streets" was written by Kelli Trinoskey and is published on the website of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.  Kelli is a communication and outreach manager in CFAES’ Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics.  Read more about the startup here.