Volunteer Opportunities

Bay View Bash 2018 Quick Info!

Lots of fun information about the Bash coming up in less than a month! Check out this page for sponsorship and individual and team volunteer opportunities, as well as follow our article series with MASA called #MakeDirtNotTrash. 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 of our sustainable future. Unphased

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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 16th, we’re partnering for the 5th year with the amazing Bay View Bash team and Blue Ribbon Organics to change the way neighborhood festivals can think through their “waste”

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Seeking 2017 Bay View Bash Sustainability Intern

Board member, Maddy, and her daughter sorting Bay View Bash materials in 2016. We’re looking for an organized, sustainability-minded, intern to help coordinate our efforts to make the 2017 Bay View Bash a zero-waste event. Check out the Full Internship Description and our Mission and Vision for more details! The intern must be present the entire day of the Bash: September 16th, 2017. The Bay

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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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