Healthy Soils Healthy Seas Rhode Island
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 two-year 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 entering the landfill, or worse, end up polluting our oceans.
Join the first wave of participants turning the tide on ocean pollution by signing up with one of our composting partners today!