Be a Trash Hero with Kompost Kids at the Bay View Bash on September 21 or 22, 2019! Individual, Funded Green Team, and Sponsorship opportunities available. Quick Links:
- Funded Green Team Volunteer Info
- Sponsorship Opportunities
- Individual Volunteer Sign-Up (No Teams)
- #MKENoWaste Contest
Since 2010, Kompost Kids and the Bay View Bash have worked towards making MKE’s most sustainable street-festival. Find information below, and in any of our blog posts under the category Make Dirt, Not Trash.
As always, we’ll be doing one of our favorite things – reclaiming organics from the landfill and hand-sorting the food/drink trash of 35,000 of our closest friends. In 2018, KOMPOSTERS sorted 100% of the 4000 lbs of trash. 2000 lbs were compostables, and almost 1000 lbs were recyclables, meaning only 28% went to the landfill. Before Trash Heroes sorted and reclaimed material, a waste audit showed that ~75% of everything in bags headed to the landfill was compostable.
SPONSORSHIP: Sponsorship affords innovation in sustainable waste management and supports stipends for Green Team KOMPOSTERS. We kick in some of our own funds, and with your help can do more! Link to the Full Sponsorship Flyer Here. Sponsorship still available, due Sunday, September 1. For More Information Contact Marion: marion.e_at_kompostkids.com
Individual KOMPOSTER Volunteers: Sign up to be a Komposter at the 2019 Bash on Saturday September 21st, or Sunday 22nd. T-shirt (must sign up by Sept 1), drink ticket, training, and our undying love and affection provided. Click on link here to sign up (Individuals ONLY, Not Team). Our article, Volunteers Make It Possible describes the process in tons of detail.
What’s it like to be a KOMPOSTER? Passionate … Active … Uniquely Smelly … Dynamic …Hypnotic … Immersive … Entertaining … Inspiring …(Yes, those are actual adjectives from past volunteers.)
We would be lost without our volunteers. Thank you from the bottom of our Kompost buckets. The Earth and Worms McDirt thank you too. We need help, especially LATE NIGHT.
#MKENoWaste Contest: Minimize our MKE’s total single-use trash leading up to and during the Bash to be eligible to win a sustainable prize! Contest rules and guidelines are here. Follow the contest on Facebook here.
WAAAYYY More Info:
Article SERIES: Want more info? We’re working on a short series of articles with our friends Milwaukee Area Science Advocates (MASA) about how far we’ve come, and where we’re going, called #MakeDirtNotTrash.
- Article 1: Make Dirt Not Trash: The Bay View Bash Keeps Trash Out of the Landfill.
- Article 2: Make Dirt Not Trash: Our Roots
- Article 3: Volunteers Make it Possible
Bay View Bash Food Vendors: More information about how to get to 100% sustainability here!
Since 2010, we have helped this entirely volunteer-led festival increase their sustainability and move towards zero waste. The Bash is just one example of how large-scale events can reclaim items from the landfill turning them to soil, and we imagine a Milwaukee where that’s the norm. We need your help to get there.