First Composting Toilet on Cornell Ithaca Campus!

Cornell Outdoor Education (COE) is proud to announce the grand opening of the newly installed composting bathroom facility at the Hoffman Challenge Course on scenic Mt. Pleasant...

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Moriah Hall, COE Composting Toilet
Moriah Hall, COE Composting Toilet

Cornell Outdoor Education (COE) is proud to announce the grand opening of the newly installed composting bathroom facility at the Hoffman Challenge Course on scenic Mt. Pleasant. David Moriah Hall, as it will be known, arrived in snowy December and will be officially dedicated this April 11, 2015. According to numerous sources at Cornell facilities and Cornell sustainability, this will be the first composting toilet on the Cornell Ithaca Campus. COE joins Shoals Marine Institute's Appledore Island, as the two Cornell locations having sustainable composting facilities.

The M-54 Trailhead composting toilet was designed and installed by Clivus Multrum, Inc., out of Lawrence, MA. Clivus installs similar models in state and national parks throughout the United States. Chances are, you've seen one at a trailhead the last time you headed out on a hike.

The project could not have happened without the generous gifts of many COE alumni. Led by members of the COE advisory board, former chair Kristen Rupert, current co-chairs Ellen Tohn and Scott Sklar, and the entire COE manager team, costs were fully covered through a combination of program revenue and significant alumni gifts.

David Moriah Hall Dedication
Please join COE at 1:30 pm, Saturday, April 11, 2015 for the dedication of David Moriah Hall at the Hoffman Challenge Course atop Mt. Pleasant. Named in honor of COE's first director, David Morrissey Moriah '72, The event will include a joyful mix of pomp and circumstance, champagne and cake, speeches and photo ops. David Moriah will do the honors of cutting the ribbon and officially opening Moriah Hall! We hope that you will join us along with many of the original student instructors, COE "founders," and current students for this auspicious occasion.

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