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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The Bay View Bash is Upon Us

Sign up now to 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 – every good street fair. It’s a massive feat of organization and planning, and

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Green Weddings and Events

Planning a wedding, baby shower, or engagement party? Or maybe just a neighborhood barbecue or housewarming party? Worried about all the trash an outdoor event creates and yet not quite able to provide washable dishes and servingware for all your guests? Consider using compostable products and partnering with the Kompost Kids to green your event and ease your conscience. It all began with a

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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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