universities & schools

We would like to commend the following We Compost partner universities and schools for participating in a compost program and being leaders in moving us towards a more sustainable world.  Please show these universities and schools your support!

Gold Level Partners

Gold Level Partner Universities and schools demonstrate the highest level of commitment to food scrap diversion by composting both pre-consumer and post-consumer food scrap. These universities and schools compost all kitchen trimmings during food preparation AND compost leftover plate scraps after a dish is served to students, faculty, staff, or guests. These universities and schools may additionally endeavor to analyze supply vs. waste and modify procedures to reduce food waste by ordering less or differently.

Academy for Global Citizenship – Chicago
Ascension Catholic School – Oak Park
Ardmore School – Villa Park
Alexander Graham Bell School – Chicago
Benedictine University – Lisle
College of Lake County – Grayslake
Carl Von Linne Elementary School – Chicago
Countryside Elementary School – Barrington Hills
DePaul University – Chicago
Elmhurst College – Elmhurst
Greeley Elementary School – Winnetka
Hamilton Elementary School – Chicago
Heritage Lakes Elementary School – Carol Stream
Hernandez Middle School – Chicago
Kendall College – Chicago

Loyola University – Chicago
Marine Leadership Academy – Chicago
McAuliffe Challengers – Chicago
Mitchell Elementary School – Chicago
North Central College – Naperville
North Elementary School – Villa Park
Northside College Preparatory High School – Chicago
Mary Gage Peterson Elementary School – Chicago
Park Ridge Niles School District 64 – Park Ridge
Principia College – Elsah
Roosevelt University – Chicago
Solorio Academy High School – Chicago
Southside Occupational Academy – Chicago
Waters Elementary School – Chicago
Willard Elementary School – Evanston

Silver Level Partners

Silver Level Partner universities and schools demonstrate a significant commitment to food scrap diversion by either composting pre-consumer or post-consumer food scrap. These universities and schools compost kitchen trimmings during food preparation OR compost leftover plate scraps after a dish is served to students, faculty, staff, or guests. Attaining Silver Level certification is a step in the process toward Gold Level certification.

Adlai E. Stevenson Elementary School – Chicago
Cloverdale Elementary School – Carol Stream
Columbia College – Chicago
Dominican University – River Forest
Early Childhood Center – Bloomingdale
Elsie C. Johnson Elementary School – Hanover Park
Evanston Township High School  Evanston
Horace Mann School – Oak Park
Hubbard Woods Elementary School – Winnetka
Jay Stream Middle School – Carol Stream
Lewis & Clark Community College – Godfrey
Lewis University – Romeoville

Northwestern University – Evanston
Oliver Wendell Holmes Elementary School – Oak Park
Roy DeShane Elementary School – Carol Stream
River Trails School – Mt Prospect
Schafer School – Lombard
School of the Art Institute – Chicago
Trinity School – River Forest
University of Illinois at Chicago – Chicago
Washington Elementary School – Evanston
Western Trails Elementary School – Carol Stream
William Hatch School – Oak Park
Young Elementary School – Aurora

Green Level Partners

Green Level Partner universities and schools demonstrate a significant commitment to food scrap diversion by composting their own food scraps on their site. These universities and schools compost kitchen trimmings during food preparation OR compost leftover plate scraps after a dish is served to students, faculty, staff, or guests. 

Ancona School – Chicago
Eastern Illinois University – Charleston

Prairie Crossing Charter School – Grayslake