Community Composting’s Untapped Potential for Local Zero Waste & Climate Resilience Efforts (feat. Kourtnii Brown)

Date: 30 Jan 2024 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this episode of the Composting for Community Podcast, we are joined by Kourtnii Brown, founder and director of Common Compost (Oakland, California) and CEO of the California Alliance for Community Composting. We discuss the immense potential of community composting to scale up and meet diversion goals based on the findings of the Community Composting for Green Spaces (CCGS) 2021/22 pilot program.… Read More

For EPA, ILSR Videos Explain the Benefits of Community Composting

Date: 14 Dec 2023 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We are excited to announce the release of three short videos highlighting the economic, environmental, and social benefits of community composting, created by ILSR’s Composting for Community Initiative for the Environmental Protection Agency.… Read More

Statement on NYC Community Composting Budget Cuts

Date: 28 Nov 2023 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

“We strongly urge the Mayor and City Council to halt these short-sighted cuts and commit to long-term funding of the NYC Compost Project and GrowNYC.” – Brenda Platt, Director of the Composting for Community Initiative… Read More

Community Composter versus Incinerator in South Florida

Date: 28 Sep 2023 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

What do we lose when we no longer have control over what happens to the waste we produce? In this episode of the Composting for Community Podcast, we speak to Melissa Corichi of Let It Rot, a community composting business in Palm Beach County in South Florida about her battle against the incinerators in her community.
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Webinar: Compost and Jumping Worms: What to Know

Date: 25 Aug 2023 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Jumping worms are invasive earthworms that rapidly degrade soil quality and destabilize local ecosystems. They can be easily introduced to your farm or garden via compost, mulch, or seedlings. This webinar will cover the latest research about jumping worms, best practices for preventing contamination, and specific strategies for on-farm and other composters. … Read More

Webinar: Compost and the FDA Produce Safety Rule

Date: 14 Aug 2023 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Are you a farmer who uses compost on their fields? A composter who sells to the farming community? A regulator who oversees rules relating to compost quality or on-farm compost use? This webinar will dive into FDA Produce Safety Rule Subpart F, which affects any farm applying stabilized compost to fields producing crops for human consumption in the United States. … Read More

Webinar: Census of Community Composters – Key Findings, Challenges & Future Outlook

Date: 30 May 2023 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Part 6 of our Government Support for Community Composting webinar series featured a presentation from ILSR’s 2022 Community Composter Census lead author Clarissa Libertelli, followed by a moderated panel discussion addressing key challenges to growth and what’s needed to support future innovation and investment. The panel included representatives from local government and community composting.… Read More

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