Media Release: New Guide Helps Home and Community Composters Prevent Rats

Date: 29 Aug 2022 | posted in: Composting, Press Release, waste - composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A newly released guide from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) aims to support composters at community gardens, schools, urban farms, and other community venues in successfully managing their composting process to prevent attracting rodents.… Read More

Model State Legislation: Funding Waste Diversion and On-Farm Composting via a Disposal Surcharge

Date: 15 Jun 2022 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A per-ton surcharge on waste disposed is a funding mechanism with a proven track record of raising funds to reduce and recycle waste. This model bill serves to address the need for state investment into waste reduction and diversion programs and infrastructure by establishing major grant funding based on a nominal surcharge on waste disposal. This document is intended for use as a template for a bill that any state can adapt and introduce.… Read More

Cities’ Exclusive Agreements With Trash Collectors Are Holding Back Community Composters – Episode 145

Date: 24 Feb 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode of the Building Local Power Podcast, host Jess Del Fiacco is joined by her colleague Brenda Platt who leads the Composting Initiative and guests Sarah Boltwala-Mesina, Monique Figueiredo, and Kourtnii Brown who each run composting programs. They discuss solid waste franchising and how it impacts community composting. … Read More

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance Launches a New Online Community Composting 101 Course

Date: 13 Jan 2022 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A new online course from ILSR will support the expansion of locally-based composting initiatives at community gardens, farms, schools, and other sites. Composting transforms food scraps and other materials into a valuable product that improves soil health, while recycling nutrients that would otherwise be disposed. Composting also helps communities reduce wasted food and combat climate change.  … Read More

Webinar Resources — Navigating COVID-19 for Small-Scale Food Scrap Collectors: Drop-off and Curbside

Date: 15 Apr 2020 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In Part 3 of this webinar series, we heard from a panel of for-profit, nonprofit, and government food scrap collectors. They shared their experience in adapting drop-off and curbside collection programs in response to COVID-19.… Read More

Compost Climate Connections Webinar Series: 
Using Compost for Ecological Sanitation in Haiti to Mitigate & Adapt to Climate Change

Date: 30 Oct 2019 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

View this webinar recording to learn about SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods), which has been incubating climate-positive sanitation solutions in frontline communities across Haiti to mitigate the environmental impacts of poor waste management and offer a restorative alternative to traditional sanitation practices. … Read More

Compost Climate Connections Webinar Series: Carbon Farming with Compost

Date: 27 Sep 2019 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Calla Rose Ostrander of the Marin Carbon Project will join us in the second webinar of the series to discuss the Project’s work on carbon farming and its potential to mitigate climate change. … Read More

Compost Climate Connections Webinar Series: Compost Sequesters Carbon & Delivers Other Ecosystem Benefits

Date: 18 Sep 2019 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

View the recording of our webinar with Dr. Sally Brown of the University of Washington, where she discusses how compost avoids methane emissions and sequesters carbon in soil. … Read More

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