Composting and Community Resilience, is a presentation by Brenda Platt, Co-Director, Institute for Local Self Reliance. Brenda spoke on November 20, 2013, at a speaker series organized by the Prince George’s County Planning Department.
Based on the findings of two recent ILSR reports from the Composting Makes $en$e Project, the presentation features new research on the jobs sustained through composting and compost use in Maryland. ILSR found, for instance, that 1,400 new full-time jobs could potentially be supported for every 1 million tons of yard trim and food scraps converted into compost to be used locally in green infrastructure and low-impact development. The presentation also touches on how to grow markets for compost and its benefits for protecting the climate, enhancing soil, and building community resilience.