Volunteer Opportunities

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 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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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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Save the Dates, Upcoming Events

As we shake of the sluggishness of winter, the Kompost Kids are gearing up for an active spring. Come join us for compost turnings, tabling events, and community outreach. Our sites are thawed out and warming up, and as usual, there’s a lot of maintenance and tidying to do. Four exciting events in April. April 16 – Compost Turning and Education in River West

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Welcome New Board Members

The Kompost Kids organization is lucky and grateful to be welcoming two excellent and accomplished board members to our leadership team. Both will leverage their academic backgrounds, professional expertise, and personal commitment to our tireless cause of organics diversion, local disposal, and community education in Milwaukee and beyond. Renee Scampini is a Milwaukee native and current UW-Milwaukee Urban Studies Ph.D. student with a background

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Bay View Bash Diverts Literally a Ton

Let us take this belated opportunity to extend a ton-size thank you to all our awesome volunteers who made this year’s Bay View Bash a smashing success. We diverted over 2,020 pounds of organics from the all-day street festival, more than doubling last year’s yield. We couldn’t have done it without the intrepid people power – both stalwart regulars and promising new recruits from Rufus

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Bay View Bash Approaches

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 –

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Celebrate Compost Awareness Week

Welcome to International Compost Awareness Week, a time to step back and ponder the many gifts we enjoy by facilitating the “law of return” of essential organic matter and valuable nutrients, rescued from wasteful sequestration and put into active service growing vegetables, beautifying landscapes, and improving water quality and erosion control. Opportunities to celebrate this important annual calendar marker abound, beginning with the quiet

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