You can make a difference!

by Dan Israel, Head of Marketing

Did you ever want to do more to help the environment, but weren’t sure where to start?  If you’re reading this blog, hopefully you’re already composting with us, which is a great first step.  Maybe you donate money to environmental causes ‒ also important.  What if you could take some easy steps to do more in your community?

Compost Crew helps people like you champion composting programs in their neighborhood. We’ve done this in many neighborhoods throughout the DMV.  We can share our experience and provide templates for everything you’ll need to get started.  Once you get a couple of people on board, momentum can build rapidly.

Many people in Maryland, Virginia & DC don’t realize the importance of recycling their food scraps.  Only a small percentage of area homes compost today.  But most people are willing to learn more.  You can be the one to help educate your friends and neighbors.  And Compost Crew will equip you with information to explain why composting is important for our local environment.

We have a great example of a local community champion for composting in Rock Creek Hills.  Rock Creek Hills is a neighborhood in Kensington, Maryland just outside the Capital Beltway.  One member of the Rock Creek Hills Citizens Association, Erica Weiss, was inspired by a friend in New York State who had persuaded 21 local towns and dozens of schools to start composting.

Erica decided to become a community champion in her neighborhood.  She spread the word to people who lived near her and to families at nearby Silver Creek Middle School.  In less than a year, Erica’s efforts kept 15 tons of food scraps out of the landfill!  Read more about how Erica built a movement in Rock Creek Hills.

If you’re interested in championing an organic waste collection program in your community, we are here to help.  Please fill out this form and we’ll get in touch with you to share some materials you can use to spread the word.  You can make a difference in your community.  Take the first step today!