One Night, Two Great Films

No plans for the evening of September 9? Check out one of Milwaukee’s two great institutions for a night of environmental education and thought-provoking discussion. Hope to see you there! Urban Ecology Center – “Symphony of the Soil” Riverside Park Branch – 6 – 8 p.m. “Celebrate the International Year of Soil with us! Using a captivating mix of art and science, “Symphony of

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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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Residential Composting Survey: A First Look at the Data

In December 2014, Kompost Kids teamed up with local researcher Harini S. Aiyer to leverage her experience in data gathering and analysis and administer a survey about the composting behavior of the residents of Milwaukee. We used direct emailing to subscribers of newsletters (Kompost Kids and Groundwork), Facebook posts (on KK and Groundwork pages) as well as Facebook advertisements targeting people in the greater

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Cafeteria Composting at Whitefish Bay Middle School

As anyone who has ever worked in a school knows, there is a lot – an alarming amount – of waste at lunchtime. The reasons vary. Kids are picky; they may not eat all or anything of what their parents packed them. Fruits and veggies may be traded out for sweeter snacks or tossed altogether. Furthermore, these quick bursts of eating and chatter –

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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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Restaurant Policy Update

The Kompost Kids Inc. is dedicated to creating healthy living soil for community-based agriculture projects. We are a team of volunteers committed to the education of individuals and businesses regarding the diversion of potential landfill material into the building of soil in the most environmentally conscious way. The soil we make is donated to community gardens and non­profit groups growing their own food in an urban environment. We offer

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Seeking Bay View Bash Sustainability Intern

ABOUT US Kompost Kids Inc. is an all-volunteer nonprofit dedicated to educating the public, businesses, and institutions about the benefits of compost and to reclaim organic materials from landfills to create soil for community-based agriculture projects. DESCRIPTION Responsible for planning and implementing Kompost Kids Inc. composting program at the 2015 Bay View Bash, Milwaukee’s largest all-volunteer street festival. Help the event become a zero-waste

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Home Site Maintenance

Through our network of community compost sites, the Kompost Kids offer a decentralized approach to community composting. We believe our model represents the future of municipal composting, or at least an important piece of the larger fabric of solutions that cities like Milwaukee will embrace to confront the significant economic, environmental, and logistical challenges of progressive waste management. And the Institute for Local Self

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