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(Bristol Residents,… Great news! The Town of Bristol is subsidizing the backyard composting so that it is only $20. Please click the link that says “$40” and you will only be charged $20, Thank you!)
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More about the project
Clean Ocean Access is proud to announce the start of a multi-year project, funded by 11th Hour Racing, entitled Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas Rhode Island. This innovative project aims to inspire long-lasting environmentally responsible behavior by tackling ocean pollution at its root: on land.
Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas RI brings together composting efforts across the state in partnership with existing food-waste-diversion groups: The Compost Plant, Rhodeside Revival and the Aquidneck Community Table. The three partners serve as the boots-on-the-ground team that will manage all commercial and residential composting collection and processing with an initial focus on Aquidneck Island.
The project strives to protect and improve ocean health by establishing an innovative and integrated materials management solution that brings together diverse stakeholders, including non-profit organizations, academia, government, local businesses, and industry.
By encouraging people to think critically about their waste footprints, Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas RI aims to spark long-lasting behavior change that empowers people to reevaluate the need for low-and-no value materials that enter the landfill, or worse, that end up polluting our oceans.
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Formed in 2006, Clean Ocean Access (COA) has a primary focus on to eliminate marine debris, improve coastal water quality, and protect and preserve shoreline access. This new project formed out of the Clean Initiative and now has solid integration with the Ocean initiative and now we are thinking of using the compost soil amendment for shoreline access erosion control and improving ecosystem services.
Aquidneck Community Table "Food-Scraps-to-Compost" program has diverted thousands of gallons of food waste from the state landfill since 2012, using that material to enrich the soil of our community gardens. Customers at our Middletown and Newport farmers markets drop off their food scraps to be composted for a small annual membership fee. After signing up and becoming a Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas Rhode Island Champion, please go to the their website and sign up for the service here.
Rhodeside Revival is Rhode Island’s local curbside composting program that brings your home’s food scraps away from the landfill, and into the garden. After signing up and becoming a Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas Rhode Island Champion, please go to the their website and sign up for the service.
To close 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. After signing up and becoming a Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas Rhode Island Champion, please go to the their website and sign up for the service.
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11th Hour Racing works with the sailing community and maritime industries to advance solutions and practices that protect and restore the health of our ocean. Inspired by and furthering the mission of The Schmidt Family Foundation, 11th Hour Racing embraces sponsorships, grantees, and ambassadors who integrate sustainability into their values and operations while educating, innovating and inspiring people with the critical message of ocean stewardship. Read more about 11th Hour Racing online.