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Unlocking the Power of Composting: Enhancing Soil Health and Boosting Crop Yields

https://medriva.com/health/eco-health/unlocking-the-power-of-composting-enhancing-soil-health-and-boosting-crop-yields/

 

Chance Farm pursues ‘closed loop’ agriculture with composting group

https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/agriculture/chance-farms-pursues-closed-loop-agriculture-with-composting-group/article_0011a7a0-c6c7-11ee-9c20-abf130d4d6b4.html

 

Maryland bill proposes waste disposal surcharge to fund organics recycling 

The $2 surcharge would apply to each ton of waste disposed of in the state. The local chapter of the NWRA opposed the bill, arguing those costs would be passed on to consumers.

https://www.wastedive.com/news/maryland-sb-56-organics-recycling-surcharge-hearing/706955/

 

Compost Crew Inc.: Revolutionizing Food Scrap Recycling and Educating the Community in 2023 

Compost Crew Inc. has more than doubled its customer base in 2023, recycling over twenty million pounds of food scraps. The company is expanding with new municipal programs, its own compost brand, and a dedication to community education and outreach. 

https://bnnbreaking.com/sustainability/compost-crew-inc-revolutionizing-food-scrap-recycling-and-educating-the-community-in-2023

 

Egg Harbor Expands Composting Effort Beyond Its Borders

https://doorcountypulse.com/egg-harbor-expands-composting-effort-beyond-its-borders/

 

Recycled City turns food waste back into food while helping the environment

Valley company uses unique business plan to remove food from the waste stream and grow vegetables with the compost

https://nevalleynews.org/18722/news/recycled-city-turns-food-waste-back-into-food-while-helping-the-environment/

 

Michigan Good Food Fund growing new farm and food businesses

https://www.secondwavemedia.com/features/michigan_good_food_fund_growing_new_farm_and_food.aspx

 


Blenheim Palace piloting ‘groundbreaking’ organic waste project in step towards net zero

Blenheim Palace has announced a ‘groundbreaking’ organic waste project that will act as a ‘major step’ towards such sites meeting net zero sustainability goals

https://www.planetattractions.com/news/Blenheim-Palace-piloting-%E2%80%98groundbreaking%E2%80%99-organic-waste-project-in-step-towards-net-zero/3114

 

Soil gurus & compost tea

The more I learnt about the soil’s complex, interrelated biology, physics, and chemistry, the more I despaired of ever understanding it.

https://wickedleeks.riverford.co.uk/opinion/soil-gurus-compost-tea/

Saving scraps: Composting gains significance in the greater Madison area

https://madisoncommons.org/saving-scraps-composting-gains-significance-in-the-greater-madison-area/

 

Bon Appétit’s War on Waste

https://whitmanwire.com/science-environment/2024/02/01/bon-appetits-war-on-waste/

 

How retail foodservice can navigate sustainability challenges

https://www.thepacker.com/news/sustainability/how-retail-foodservice-can-navigate-sustainability-challenges

 

Slow and steady wins the waste? Dane County to go big on composting

https://captimes.com/news/government/slow-and-steady-wins-the-waste-dane-county-to-go-big-on-composting/article_6c740f62-c223-11ee-8e45-4750d3b70427.html

 

Volunteers paint signs for Saint Mary’s sustainable farm 

https://www.ndsmcobserver.com/article/2024/02/service-saturday-natalie-smith

 

Columbus (OH) Signs Milan Urban Food Policy Pact

https://www.nrdc.org/bio/anya-obrez/columbus-signs-milan-urban-food-policy-pact

 

Food Hub Adopts Compostable Packaging for Circular System

Organic food delivery service Fresh Harvest supplements its reusable packaging with new compostable produce film that is also used to fertilize its crops at its end of life.

https://www.packworld.com/design/materials-containers/article/22886140/fresh-harvest-uses-compostable-packaging-for-produce

 

Cleveland groups set to expand food waste collection and composting efforts 

Rust Belt Riders and Rid All Green Partnership will expand their neighborhood food scraps collection program to households who qualify for SNAP benefits. 

https://signalcleveland.org/cleveland-groups-set-to-expand-food-waste-collection-and-composting-efforts/

 

Food Waste: A Low-Hanging Fruit for Methane Reductions

https://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2024/02/food-waste-a-low-hanging-fruit-for-methane-reductions/



Food Hub Adopts Compostable Packaging for Circular System

Organic food delivery service Fresh Harvest supplements its reusable packaging with new compostable produce film that is also used to fertilize its crops at its end of life.

https://www.packworld.com/design/materials-containers/article/22886140/fresh-harvest-uses-compostable-packaging-for-produce

 

Mill, Maker of a High-Tech Home Food Waste Bin, Adjusts Plans and Enables Purchase Option

https://thespoon.tech/home-food-waste-bin-startup-mill-adjusts-plans-enables-purchase-option/

 

Composting in Loudoun:  Healthier Soil, Less Waste, Improved Economics, Cleaner Environment 

https://www.loudounnow.com/opinion/healthier-soil-less-waste-improved-economics-cleaner-environment/article_453d5fbc-cb7d-11ee-8adc-37282471fbb6.html





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Michigan Stadium’s compostable garbage fuels student-staffed farm.

The stadium’s compost consists of food items, as well as compostable containers, such as cups, trays, napkins and pizza boxes. The garbage is collected at the stadium, separated by contractors to remove recyclable items such as plastic bottles, and the compost is sent to the farm, Richardson said.

https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/2023/12/michigan-stadiums-compostable-garbage-fuels-student-staffed-farm.html

Should Michigan ban food waste in landfills?

https://www.mlive.com/public-interest/2023/12/should-michigan-ban-food-waste-in-landfills.html

New plan aims to reduce food waste in Michigan by 50% by 2030 

https://www.michiganradio.org/environment-climate-change/2023-11-27/new-plan-aims-to-reduce-food-waste-in-michigan-by-50-by-2030

Urban farmer’s composting operation gets in ‘deep trouble’ with city; why she’s thankful for the opportunity to cultivate change.

https://www.startlandnews.com/2023/11/urbavore-farm/

Urbavore Urban Farm (Kansas City) faces code violations, looks for solutions with city manager.

Some neighbors complain about composting component of farm.

https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/urbavore-urban-farm-faces-code-violations-looks-for-solutions-with-city-manager

Regenerative agriculture and compost projects sprout around Waco.

https://wacotrib.com/news/local/regenerative-agriculture-and-compost-projects-sprout-around-waco/article_d8f3c800-8892-11ee-8bcb-1f411742cefe.html

Scottsdale tackles residential food waste issue.

The city is collaborating with local businesses that can help residents compost in their homes and encouraging residents to donate unused food and learn how to make changes in their homes that reduce food waste.

https://www.yourvalley.net/stories/scottsdale-tackles-residential-food-waste-issue,465612

Site finally confirmed for RDOS compost facility

Reeder expects the RDOS’s new compost facility to divert 26% to 40% of the waste currently being buried at the Campbell Mountain landfill, which has approximately 100 years of space left.

https://www.pentictonherald.ca/news/article_5aa656bc-95f7-11ee-959a-57ac4f4d9abb.html

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Compost Happens – February, 2024

Unlocking the Power of Composting: Enhancing Soil Health and Boosting Crop Yields https://medriva.com/health/eco-health/unlocking-the-power-of-composting-enhancing-soil-health-and-boosting-crop-yields/   Chance Farm pursues ‘closed loop’ agriculture with composting group https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/agriculture/chance-farms-pursues-closed-loop-agriculture-with-composting-group/article_0011a7a0-c6c7-11ee-9c20-abf130d4d6b4.html  

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Green Mission News – February, 2024

    Five Ways to Develop “Ecoliteracy”.Daniel Goleman, Lisa Bennett, and Zenobia Barlow explain how we can teach kids to care deeply about the environment.https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/five_ways_to_develop_ecoliteracy

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Green Mission News – November, 2023

APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION LAUDATE DEUM OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS TO ALL PEOPLE OF GOOD WILL ON THE CLIMATE CRISIS https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/apost_exhortations/documents/20231004-laudate-deum.html   The in-depth assessment presented

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Green Mission News – October, 2023

A Love Letter to My Compost Heap https://atmos.earth/a-love-letter-to-my-compost-heap/   The Organic Urban Farm Growing Healthy Food for One of Chicago’s Most Underserved Neighborhoods For two

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Green Mission News – September, 2023

4 factors driving 2023’s extreme heat and climate disasters https://theconversation.com/4-factors-driving-2023s-extreme-heat-and-climate-disasters-209975   True regenerative economies help everyone prosper https://www.nationalobserver.com/2023/08/09/opinion/true-regenerative-economies-help-everyone-prosper   The Tragedy of Misunderstanding the Commons Twelfth-century

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Green Mission News – August, 2023

One seed at a time: Lebanese project promotes agroecology for farmer autonomy https://news.mongabay.com/2023/06/one-seed-at-a-time-lebanese-project-promotes-agroecology-for-farmer-autonomy/   On the Cusp of Cleaning Up “Cancer Alley,” the EPA Caved

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Green Mission News – June, 2023

Time to pay the piper: Fossil fuel companies’ reparations for climate damages https://www.cell.com/one-earth/fulltext/S2590-3322(23)00198-7   Body lotions, mothballs, cleaning fluids and other widely used products contain

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Green Mission News – May, 2023

Discussing systems changes and the circular economy with Dr Anna Birney (5:39 minutes video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU-1Jnlg5V4   What Has the Pandemic Taught Us About Vaccines? Should

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Green Mission News – January, 2023

  New Report Reveals Pesticide Industry’s Disinformation and Science Denial Playbook Monsanto’s Tactics to Defend Toxic Weedkiller Glyphosate Exposed https://foe.org/news/merchants-of-poison/   2022 Sustainability ReportTetra Pak

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Green Mission News – November, 2022

John D Liu  Ecological Restoration (10 min, video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=hEEFXABFwrY How could positive “tipping points” accelerate climate action? As catastrophic climate change tipping points loom, could

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Green Mission News – October, 2022

Keep it green and lean. Chevron Ad Adam McKay (video 1 min, 40 sec) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2XTGteritE   The Campaign to Criminalize Ecocide https://theglobalobservatory.org/2022/03/the-benefits-challenges-and-limitations-of-criminalizing-ecocide/ and www.stopecocide.earth/leading-states Beyond

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Green Mission News – June, 2022

Following Record Growth in 2021, Renewables on Track for New High in 2022 https://e360.yale.edu/digest/following-record-growth-in-2021-renewables-on-track-for-new-high-in-2022   The Insanity of Expanding Nuclear Energy https://boogiegreen.com/2022/05/12/the-insanity-of-expanding-nuclear-energy/   Greenpeace’s Russel Norman

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Green Mission News – March, 2022

  Is Earth Smart?We came up with a way to measure the intelligence of entire planets. Things aren’t looking great for ours.https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2022/02/biosphere-planetary-intelligence-evolution/622867/ Can a planet

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Green Mission News – February, 2022

Just What Is a ‘Resilient’ Forest, Anyway? https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/just-what-resilient-forest-anyway California redwood forest returned to Indigenous guardianship, conservation https://news.mongabay.com/2022/01/california-redwood-forest-returned-to-indigenous-guardianship-conservation/ Trees are important for cleaner air in cities

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Green Mission News – November, 2021

Agrovoltaics = Agriculture + Solar Photovoltaics = Win For Everyone https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/10/11/2057534/-Agrovoltaics-Agriculture-Solar-Photovoltaics-Win-For-Everyone Stella Vita: The newest solar-powered vehicle.Our Self-sustaining House On Wheels.https://solarteameindhoven.nl/ Cooking with the sun:

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Green Mission News – October, 2021

Welcome to the Pyrocene.Our society’s appetite for one kind of burning—fossil fuel combustion—has thrust us into a new Fire Age that is reshaping the Earth.https://inthesetimes.com/article/wildfire-history-steve-pyne-fossil-fuels-climate-fire-age-pyrocene

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Green Mission News – July, 2021

Climate, biodiversity & farmers benefit from rubber agroforestry: report https://news.mongabay.com/2021/06/climate-and-biodiversity-benefit-from-rubber-agroforestry-report/ Extreme events: ecosystems offer cost effective protection https://www.cmcc.it/article/extreme-events-protect-with-ecosystems-is-cost-effective New research lifts the clouds on land

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Green Mission News – May, 2021

Class ConsciousnessCan’t Combine View: We must understand relationship between economy and ecology https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/et-evoke/view-we-must-understand-relationship-between-economy-and-ecology/articleshow/81876857.cms Changing our ways? Behaviour change and the climate crisisThe report of the Cambridge

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Green Mission News – Earth Month 2021

What a 40-year experiment can tell us about organic food. Takeaways from Rodale Institute’s Farming Systems Trial. https://peeled.substack.com/p/what-a-40-year-experiment-can-tell Transform school meals to nourish kids and

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