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Bay View Kompost Site Help!

  As of March 15th, 2020, the Bay View Kompost site is closed and we cannot accept any of your food scraps (or anything else) until we find a new home. We hope our community is staying well and finding some outdoor earth-loving time in this uncertainty. We are also craving some normalcy for when we can emerge together — so acknowledge how strange

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2020 Bash Planning!

Green Team Meet-Up for a Zero-Waste Bash! Kompost Kids needs a few dedicated Trash Heroes to help shape our sustainability team for the 2020 Bay View Bash. Want to learn more? Come meet Green Team Co-Lead, Renee, before the full Bash planning meeting later that night. *1st beer on her :)* Join this Facebook Event to reserve your spot today. MORE INFO: –Check out

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2019 Press Release Bay View Bash Trash

For Immediate Release Kompost Kids’ 10th Year Composting the Bay View Bash Trash Volunteers Make Strides Towards Near-Zero Waste Festival Milwaukee, WI – Those dumpster divers are at it again! Kompost Kids trash heroes and waste audit return to the Bay View Bash (Saturday, September 21, 2019; 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM on Kinnickinnic Ave. between Potter and Clement). In 2018, over 100 volunteers racked

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Bay View Bash Quick Info!

Lots of fun information about the Bay View Bash coming up September 21 – the link to our main page is here [or www.kompostkids.org/bvb], and these are the quick links: 2019 Press Release Donate to Support Trash Heroes Here Funded Green Team Volunteer Info Individual Volunteer Sign-Up (No Teams) MKE No Waste MKENoWaste Stats and Infographics Win our #MKENoWaste Contest Near Zero-Waste Education Opportunity Volunteers

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Volunteer Composting — A TON of Fun

As Milwaukeeans, we love our street fests. As compost and sustainability experts, it’s a little tough to see all those corncobs and plastic beer cups in a garbage can headed to a landfill. On September 21, 2019, we’re partnering with the amazing Bay View Bash team and Blue Ribbon Organics to change the way neighborhood festivals can think through their “waste” stream. After all,

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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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