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Fighting Food Waste and Employing Youth in Baltimore

Fighting Food Waste and Employing Youth in Baltimore

Linda Bilsens Brolis

August 9, 2018

In 2017, ILSR helped launch the Baltimore Compost Collective, a food scrap collection service that is employing local youth in Curtis Bay. Curtis Bay is a historically disenfranchised neighborhood in Baltimore and one of the most polluted zip codes in the country. A long industrial history has left it with a legacy of environmental contamination and associated avertable health impacts. This reality, coupled with high unemployment, high levels of family poverty and a general lack of basic infrastructure has created a situation where residents lack both economic opportunity and access to fresh food. Yet, in spite of these steep challenges,READ MORE


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Fighting Food Waste and Employing Youth in Baltimore

Fighting Food Waste and Employing Youth in Baltimore

Linda Bilsens Brolis

August 9, 2018

In 2017, ILSR helped launch the Baltimore Compost Collective, a food scrap collection service that is employing local youth in Curtis Bay. Curtis Bay is a historically disenfranchised neighborhood in Baltimore and one of the most polluted zip codes inREAD MORE


ILSR Trains Teen Leaders on the Basics of Composting

ILSR Trains Teen Leaders on the Basics of Composting

Virginia Streeter

July 26, 2018

The Lindsey Meyer Teen Institute (LMTI) in Secaucus, New Jersey, has a team of youth this summer developing and implementing an action plan to compost food waste at a local high school. The youth are members of the Next GenerationREAD MORE


Video: What Is Community Composting? — New 2-Minute Version

Video: What Is Community Composting? — New 2-Minute Version

Virginia Streeter

July 25, 2018

Community composters address "What Is Community Composting?" in this 2-minute video. (For the longer 7-minute version, click here.) Community composters serve an integral and unique role in both the broader composting industry and the sustainable food movement. They are the social innovators READ MORE