ILSR Offers Scholarships to Attend National Compost Conference

Date: 20 Oct 2015 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Conference scholarships of up to $700 are available to community composters to attend the third National Cultivating Community Composting Forum and the US Composting Council’s International Conference & Trade Show January 25-28, 2016, in Jacksonville, Florida.… Read More

Brenda Platt: State of Composting Presentation – Maryland 2015

Date: 24 Jul 2015 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR co-director, Brenda Platt, gave a presentation at the Maryland Recycling Network’s 2015 Annual Conference.  Her talk, State of Composting in the US: What, Why, Where & How, provided and update and overview of ILSR’s report that documents what is currently happening in organics management across the U.S. View or download Brenda’s presentation to the Maryland … Read More

ILSR Presenting on Food Waste Composting to Philadelphia City Council – Nov. 12th

Date: 6 Nov 2014 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s Brenda Platt will be presenting on the benefits of food waste composting before the The Joint Committees on Streets and Services & The Environment of the Council of the City of Philadelphia on November 12th.   The public hearing will cover the feasibility of and benefits to the City of residential food waste recycling including its … Read More

Webinar September 16, 2014 – Community Composting: Lessons from NYC

Date: 10 Sep 2014 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s Brenda Platt presented at a free webinar, “Community Composting:  Lessons from New York City & Beyond,” on September 16, 2014. Community composting presents a scalable food diversion option that is applicable in virtually any community, whether urban, suburban, or rural. Community compost programs can be established at community (neighborhood, urban, or tribal) gardens, farms, schools, … Read More

Size Matters! New Report Shows The Value of Small-Scale, Community-Based Composting

Date: 14 Jul 2014 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Composting can take place at many levels – backyard, block, neighborhood, schoolyard, community, on-farm, and regional – and in urban, suburban, and rural areas.  Composting at the local level circulates dollars in the community, promotes social inclusion and empowerment, greens neighborhoods, builds healthy soils, supports local food production and food security, embeds a culture of composting … Read More

Growing Local Fertility: A Guide to Community Composting

Date: 14 Jul 2014 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s July 2014 report, Growing Local Fertility: A Guide to Community Composting, describes successful initiatives, their benefits, tips for replication, key start-up steps, and the need for private, public, and nonprofit sector support. Produced in collaboration with the Highfields Center for Composting in Hardwick, Vermont, Growing Local Fertility profiles 31 model programs in 14 states and … Read More

State of Composting in the US: What, Why, Where & How

Date: 14 Jul 2014 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

State of Composting in the U.S., published in July 2014, is the first comprehensive review of composting basics, national and state statistics, job generation data, model programs, and policy opportunities. The report calls for a national soils strategy and for new rules and programs to grow composting, especially at the local community level: streamlined permitting for … Read More

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