Webinar Resources: Community Compost Law & Policy

Date: 2 Jul 2018 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As part of our Community Compost Law & Policy Project, ILSR hosted a webinar with The Sustainable Economies Law Center to provide community composters with an opportunity to share, discuss, and strategize around legal and policy issues confronting community composting. The webinar provided a short overview of the legal and policy trends we see impacting each stage of the composting process, including 1) organic waste generation, 2) hauling, 3) composting, and 4) distribution of compost. These issues include zoning, franchise agreements, insurance, permitting, and more.… Read More

Upcoming Webinar: Detailing Successful Local Government Home Composting Programs

Date: 26 Jun 2018 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Join us for a webinar on July 17th, 2018 at 2PM Eastern to dive into the details of our new report, Yes! In My Backyard: A Home Composting Guide for Local Government. The report advocates for home composting programs as one of the best opportunities to reduce food waste, especially as they can be implemented relatively quickly, and in areas lacking curbside organics collection or facilities to compost. Eleven programs were profiled, demonstrating that there is no one right way to implement a home composting program.… Read More

Webinar Resources: Using Bokashi in Community Composting — What, Why, How, Who

Date: 30 Apr 2018 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Bokashi is a Japanese term meaning “fermented organic matter.” Bokashi fermentation utilizes a variety of by-products – such as leaves, sawdust, husks, bran, other grains – inoculated with beneficial microbes to ferment kitchen waste. It is an anaerobic (without oxygen) process, akin to pickling. Often mistakenly considered a form of composting, it results in a very different product. However, as a pre-processing step to composting, it has several benefits including ability to handle meat and dairy, repelling rats, speeding up the composting process, and cutting frequency of food scrap collection.

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Composting Collaborative Webinar: Illuminating Growth in Composting Access and Processing Through Data

Date: 19 Oct 2017 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On Wednesday, November 15th at 2 pm (EST), The Composting Collaborative will host the second installment of its monthly webinar series. Nora Goldstein of BioCycle Magazine and Brenda Platt and Virginia Streeter of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance will present: Illuminating … Read More

Webinar Resources: Two Business Models for Community Composting

Date: 26 Sep 2017 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On Wednesday, September 20th, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and the community composting network is hosting a webinar on “Two Business Models for Community Composting: Worker-Owned Cooperative & Social Enterprise.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7Pp0p1KV7Q… Read More

Webinar Resources: Successful Rat Prevention for Community-Scaled Composting

Date: 12 Jun 2017 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On Monday, June 5th, ILSR and the community composting network hosted a webinar on “Successful Rat Prevention for Community-Scaled Composting.” The webinar covered rat biology and behavior, and explored compost best management practices (BMPs) that help projects avoid rats. BMPs covered included: rat-resistant composting systems, proper data collection … Read More

Webinar: Crowdfunding for Community Composting

Date: 16 Mar 2016 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On March 22, 2016 Brenda Platt was joined by Dustin Fedako of Compost Pedallers and Ethany Uttech of Ioby to talk about best practices for community composting. Below is the link to the recording, please pass it along to whomever … Read More