Pop Shop Becomes First Restaurant in Downtown Frederick to Partner With Key City Compost

To express their long-lasting commitment to making Downtown Frederick an even better place, The North Market Pop Shop has partnered with Key City Compost, a commercial composting and food waste collection service. All of … [Read more...]

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste (free film at Hood College: May 12)

Join us for a very engaging and free film: “WASTED! The Story of Food Waste” "WASTED" aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the eyes of … [Read more...]

Once they start composting, people find other ways to be “green”

With new city program, residents increased energy, water conservation COLUMBUS, Ohio – Composting food scraps can prompt people to make other earth-friendly choices, new research has found.

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Gold in the Garbage: How Recycling Rates Could Be a Lot Higher

The national average recycling rate has been holding at just under 35 percent for the past five years, after rapid growth in the 1990s and 2000s, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. That state of stagnation … [Read more...]

Zero Waste Programs: Turning the Vision of the Circular Economy Into Practice

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act of 2016 includes the Maryland Zero Waste Plan's recycling and diversion goals, which are 80% recycling and 85% diversion by 2030. These are ambitious, important, and … [Read more...]

Brenda Platt on May 25th: Composting to reduce waste, create jobs and fight climate change

Envision Frederick County and the Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies at Hood College are very pleased to invite you to join us for a free presentation by Brenda Platt as part of our ongoing speaker … [Read more...]

Farmers Surveyed on Composting

Survey Reveals Interest, Questions about On-Farm Composting A survey of Frederick County farmers indicates interest in expanded use of off-farm organics to make compost. The survey, done in … [Read more...]

Frederick Compost Summit (May 22 at Fox Haven Farm)

Frederick is a beautiful place to work, live, or visit. Covered bridges, Civil War History, Gambrill State Park, Carroll Creek Promenade, and an astonishing amount of productive farmland as well as gorgeous back-yard … [Read more...]