Member Meeting and “Trash to Treasure: Rust Belt Riders Composting Program” Speaker Series October 5, 2021
What a story ... Rust Belt Riders creating wonderful soil products from composted waste from homes and businesses! This Cleveland-based company started as a humble project collecting compostable material via bicycle, but has since grown and produces tons of beautiful soil products.
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society Member Meeting and Speaker Series 2021
Program: “Trash to Treasure: Rust Belt Riders Composting Program”
Presenter: Daniel Brown, Co-Founder, Rust Belt Riders
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 7:30 PM
Description: What a story ... Rust Belt Riders creating wonderful soil products from composted waste from homes and businesses! This Cleveland-based company started as a humble project collecting compostable material via bicycle, but has since grown and produces tons of beautiful soil products. It is amazing how much food is thrown away or wasted in the U.S. and how food waste and potentially compostable items contribute to global climate change. Whether you compost at home or want to become part of this “trash to treasure” story, please join us for the story you will want to hear and a company you may want to support.
Daniel Brown is one of the founders of Rust Belt Riders, a Cleveland-based social enterprise that provides Northeast Ohio businesses, organizations, and individuals with an alternative to landfills for their food waste. Their mission is to feed people, not landfills. Prior to starting Rust Belt Riders in 2014, Daniel held roles in community and economic development. Daniel has served on the Cleveland-Cuyahoga Food Policy Coalition, Cuyahoga County's Next Generation Council and is a National Fellow for the Environmental Leadership Program and was most recently named a 2019 Echoing Green Climate Fellow.
Read, "Natural compost helps women farmers in Burkina Faso get better yields" at Birdlife International. "Natural compost is a reliable alternative to chemical fertilizers in improving agricultural yields for women farmers in Burkina Faso, while promoting conservation of micro-organisms and insects, ensuring the survival of migratory birds and optimal pollination of crops."
WATCH the Guardians of Nature Meeting April 29, 2021 with Speaker Daniel Brown, Rust Belt Riders, Presentation and Q&A. Dan begins at [00:06:32] and concludes at [00:40:42].
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