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Composting and Community Resilience – Presentation

| Written by Brenda Platt | No Comments | Updated on Dec 6, 2013 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

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.

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Brenda Platt is the Co-Director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and heads up its Composting Makes $en$e and Composting for Community projects.

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