Compost = Hero

I’m putting the finishing touches on my editing today and tonight, but felt compelled to pass along this info on Holly Elmore, founder of Atlanta’s Elemental Impact,  recently spoke at the National Restaurant Association conference about the green goings on at Atlanta eateries.

In several designated “Zero Waste Zones” (which we’ll have to discuss another day) throughout Atlanta, restaurants are composting food waste and using the resulting soil amendment to grow food. Holly breaks it down further in her presentation, Compost: The Quiet Hero (you’ll need the new version of PowerPoint to view this).

Thanks to her work, Holly is one of my heroes.

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3 Comments

  1. Posted June 17, 2010 at 6:51 am | Permalink

    Composting does rock! I never lose my amazement over the fact that you can take what is essentially garbage and turn it into something that can grow new food.

  2. Posted June 17, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

    Hi! I only just discovered your blog through someone else’s, and I think you rock!
    I’ve been composting for years now, mainly to feed my garden, a little out of a sense of duty to do ‘my part’, and recently, a little out of guilt.
    You see, I’m a chef. And the unfortunate truth of the matter is, there is a lot of waste going on in the restaurant industry. So I try to bring home part of my waste from work to feed my garden.
    It works out great actually, because my work schedule means I don’t eat at home very often (so I produce very little food waste domestically), but my composter still gets fed with part of what I produce I work.
    I do hope that composting becomes compulsory for the industry as soon as possible, but until then, I will continue lugging my bucket of garbage home.

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