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Bay View Bash Quick Info!

Lots of fun information about the Bay View Bash coming up in about a month – our main page is here, and these are the quick links: Funded Green Team Volunteer Info Sponsorship Opportunities Individual Volunteer Sign-Up (No Teams) #MKENoWaste Contest Volunteers of the Bay View Bash know that “It’s only waste if it’s wasted,” and food scraps and recyclables are an important part

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KOMPOSTER Sponsors, Support a Trash Hero Today

Are you looking for a unique sponsorship opportunity with home-grown Milwaukee non-profit organizations? Do you think about building a sustainable future by re-thinking our “waste” and “resource” streams? Since 2010, Kompost Kids has innovated street festival composting and sustainable waste management at the Bay View Bash. We’ve gone from answering questions like “what is composting?” (in 2010) to rescuing approximately one ton (~2000 pounds) of

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KOMPOSTER Green Teams Needed, Earn Funds!

Be a KOMPOSTER Trash Hero and earn funds! Back by popular demand, we’re recruiting KOMPOSTER Teams to earn funds for hand-sorting Bay View Bash food and drink items from festival receptacles (garbage, recyclable, and compostable bins) to reclaim what should not go to a landfill. The 2019 Bay View Bash is on Saturday, September 21st & additional teams are needed on Sunday, September 22nd. Loads

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Meet Our New Intern!

Hello! My name is Beca McCarthy and I am very excited to be Kompost Kid’s 2019 Sustainability Media Intern! I am a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee pursuing my bachelor’s degree in global studies, with a focus in environmental security. I plan to continue my studies toward a master’s degree in natural resource management next year. My favorite things are kayaking, wildlife, and

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#MKENoWaste: Show Us Your Mug!

Milwaukee! We want you to REFUSE first, then Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. As we gear up to the Bay View Bash (September 21, 2019), Milwaukee’s most sustainable street festival, we’re launching our #MKENoWaste Contest. Share yourself using your reusable mug, pint, fork, straw, etc. at your favorite outdoor festival, taco truck rally, concert, block party, beer garden, bike race, etc. and refuse single-use plastic. Follow the

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Great Prizes, Awesome Community Support at HamBINGO!

“This is NOT your typical “church basement bingo.” – Hamburger Mary’s Hosted by some of Milwaukee’s best drag entertainers (Dear Ruthie, Karen Valentine, and Pagan Holladay) we’re the featured charity for this fantastic upcoming HamBINGO event, Thursday, April 18. BINGO starts at 8PM, show up at 7:30 to get your seat and BINGO cards. There are fun drink specials supporting Kompost Kids as well.

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Make Dirt, Not Trash: Volunteers Make It Possible

An article series by Kompost Kids and Milwaukee Area Science Advocates Welcome to the #MakeDirtNotTrash series which describes the efforts of Kompost Kids, Milwaukee Area Science advocates (MASA), and the Bay View Bash moving towards an all-volunteer, near-zero–waste street festival. Check out the previous articles: The Bay View Bash Keeps Trash Out of the Landfill and Our Roots. Volunteers make it possible for us

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Make Dirt Not Trash: The Bay View Bash Keeps Trash Out of the Landfill

An article series by Kompost Kids and Milwaukee Area Science Advocates. It’s time again to talk trash in Bay View. The city is hosting its annual Bay View Bash on September 15, between Potter and Clement on Kinnickinnic Avenue, and this year is revving up to be the biggest yet. The entirely volunteer-led festival is focused on becoming a sustainable, zero-waste event with all

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This weekend – #ThisWillBeDirt

HUGE NEWS!! Our Good Friends at Company Brewing are supporting us in a big way. Bring or show this flyer anytime in May and let them know you’re with us. They’ll donate 10% of those sales to us 🙂 #ThisWillBeDirt Opening Night Reception Friday, May 4 from 7-11PM Artists collaborate to benefit Kompost Kids in a show at the Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts. Renée luna

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Thanks Girl Scouts!

We recently received a great email from a girl scout troop in California thanking us for the community composting resources, and suggesting one of their own! In their research, the troop found this guide to composting in small spaces. Subsequently, we added it to our Additional Resources page! As the troop leader, Cindy said, they try to “follow the Girl Scout slogan of “Do a good turn daily.”

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