We’d just like to put an early word out that we’ll be wrangling every last possible volunteer for this year’s Bay View Bash, in which Kompost Kids play the illustrious role of managing the waste stream, maximizing sustainability, and offering characteristic good humor as we pick through gooey festival trash in search of the black gold potentialities that lie within – too often untapped – every good street fair. It’s a massive feat of organization and planning, and this year, we’ll be piloting some new techniques to improve our landfill diversion rates and capitalize on excellent public exposure at one of Milwaukee’s favorite annual events.
Fortunately, we are lucky to have a capable and dedicated intern who will be helping our involvement in the September 19 event go down as our most successful venture to date in event composting. Welcome, Maddy!
Maddy Riordan is currently a graduate student in Urban Studies at UW-Milwaukee, on the Board of Directors and Outreach Committee at Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, and Kompost Kids’ Sustainability Intern. Maddy enjoys biking, crafting, and spending time outdoors with her family, especially her daughter. She has been involved in several local and national nonprofit organizations and is excited about joining Kompost Kids for the summer.
Check back for details as we begin the formal recruiting process, but as usual, we’ll be looking for volunteers to staff a variety of shifts between 9 a.m. – 11 p.m., ranging from 2- to 4-hour commitments. Sign up by accessing the following link. Please share this post with anyone you think might be interested. The more people we get, the better chance we have of getting this year’s Bash to a near-zero waste profile.