Tammy Morgan is a science teacher from Lake Placid. She wants to help the town of North Elba change the way it disposes of organic waste. Tammy Morgan teaches biology and environmental science at Lake Placid Middle-High School. Working through a BBEP Internship, Morgan developed and delivered a feasibility study to the North Elba town board on a proposed project to install an anaerobic digester at the town-owned landfill. Teachers like Tammy Morgan go the extra mile in learning about a new area. She’s taken bioenergy concepts and working locally, developed an idea that could help her community. Morgan says proposes the town of North Elba consider collecting food waste from their community in the Adirondacks, and buying a centralized anaerobic digester facility to produce biogas. That biogas could then be used to produce heat and power for greenhouse crops, or be compressed for use with natural gas vehicles. Morgan says the facility could be coupled with a compost unit to produce liquid fertilizer and compost.
Advisor and Intern, Science Teacher Lake Placid MS-HS
Job Title: Biology and Environmental Science Teacher
Affiliation: Lake Placid Middle-High School
Grades Taught: 9-12