Composting in our Community: an EIWG Special Presentation

In May, our Environmental Impact Working Group (EIWG) meeting featured special presentations from Ryan Walter of the Compost Crew and Brenda Platt of the Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR). Both Brenda and Ryan have been actively involved in increasing community composting in Montgomery County for years, in different yet equally important capacities. This meeting brought together more than 20 local community members and environmental stakeholders to learn more about successful community...
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Prince Georges County Organics Compost Facility Tour

Here at the Montgomery County Food Council, we love food. We love eating it, we love making it, we love helping others gain access to it, and we love to dispose of it as responsibly as possible. We are even willing (and excited) to take up the opportunity to tour dozens of massive food waste piles when we have the chance! In early September, members of the Food Council, the Environmental Impact Working Group, and other County stakeholders interested in compost-related initiatives visited the Pri...
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Rockville Student Wins International Compost Awareness Week Poster Contest

International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is held each year during the first full week of May, and each year the Compost Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF) holds a Poster Contest, open to people of all ages and from all across the world. This year an eleventh-grade high school student, Talia Mitre, from Rockville, designed the winning poster! Talia's poster highlights this year's theme of "Compost! Building a Better Future." Representatives from Bethesda Green, CCREF, the US...
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Working Group Co-Chair Profile: Susan Eisendrath

In her own words, Environmental Impact Working Group Co-Chair, Susan Eisendrath, tells us about her work, her passions, and her visions for the future of the Working Group: What I do: "I am self employed and manage rental real estate that we (my husband and I) own. I also do consulting work, specializing in creating training curriculum. I have a Master's in Public Health and I'm a Master Gardener and Master Composter. I'm currently working on producing a Master Composter training f...
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