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"Funded by 11th Hour Racing, Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas RI is a two-year project that aims to tackle ocean pollution at its root: on land. The initiative brings together existing composting efforts across the state in an integrated waste management model that diverts food waste from the landfill...."
Launch date: December 7, 2018.
From the launch announcement, November 28, 2018.
The Compost Plant closes "the loop in the food system, turning food scraps and "waste" products into compost and soil mixes that help gardeners and farmers grow more local food. We believe more local food means healthier communities...and we believe it all starts with healthy soil."
From the website, November 28, 2018.
This was an informal movement spearheaded by Greg Gerritt, with many other Rhode Islanders contributing. Compost conferences were held for 11 years. The last one, 2019 Compost Conference, was March 14 at RI College.
"The Rhode Island State Conservation Committee has been established within the Department of Environmental Management to serve as an agency of the State and to perform the functions conferred upon it by Chapter 2-4 of the Rhode Island General Laws. These functions include coordination of Conservation District activities with other federal, state and local entities regarding natural resources within the State of Rhode Island." read more...
From the website, December 8, 2018
The ERICD strives to promote and improve long-lasting and environmentally-friendly practices that protect natural resources such as soil, water, and air.