RENEWables #42 - KC Can Compost: Powering the People & Preserving the Planet
Two of the biggest obstacles that make community-wide composting accessible and easy are a lack of infrastructure and lack of education. That is why Kristan Chamberlain, Executive Director at KC Can Compost, spent the better part of two years researching ways to break down these barriers and created a system that promotes green jobs, a healthy environment and manages the mess! The program offers a full waste assessment with actionable recommendations and ongoing education for commercial businesses all the way down to the individual level.
Join us on this episode of RENEWables, to get educated on the benefits of composting and how to become the next KC Can Compost’s “Environmental Specialist”.
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RENEWables #42 - KC Can Compost: Powering the People & Preserving the Planet
30:46Two of the biggest obstacles that make community-wide composting accessible and easy are a lack of infrastructure and lack of education. That is why Kristan Chamberlain, Executive Director at KC Can Compost, spent the better part of two years researching ways to break down these barriers and created a system that promotes green jobs, a healthy environment and manages the mess! The program offers a full waste assessment with actionable recommendations and ongoing education for commercial businesses all the way down to the individual level. Join us on this episode of RENEWables, to get educated on the benefits of composting and how to become the next KC Can Compost’s “Environmental Specialist”. www.Kccancompost.com Instagram - @KCCanCompost Facebook - KC Can Compost Follow us on Instagram - @BioStar_Renewables
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