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2014 Rhode Island Compost Conference

This year's conference was held on Monday March 10, 2014 at Salve Regina University, Newport, RI.

Each year the conference and trade show brings together many interested individuals and stakeholders from around the region who are seeking to develop the compost industry and spur ever greater home composting.

Read an account of the Conference as reported by the Newport Daily News: "Trade show touts benefits of composting"

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Three students from the Greene School, a public charter high school in West Greenwich, listen to presentations at this year's Compost Conference at Salve Regina University.
(Photo is © 2014 All Rights Reserved by StephanieTattybogles used here with her permission.)

Conference Presenters have generously made available a copy of their Presentations from the 2014 Compost Conference

• Christine Beling, Project Engineer, Assistance & Pollution Prevention Unit, United States EPA, Region 1
Food Too Good To Waste (pdf file, 1.6 MB)

• K. C. Alexander, Organics Recycling Specialist, Connecticut DEEP Recycling Program
Moving Forward with Organics Recycling in CT: State Environmental Agency Perspectives and Initiatives (pdf file, 872 kb)

• Sumner Martinson, Director, Composting Program, MA DEP
Moving Forward: Massachusetts Organics Action Plan (pdf file, 7.3 MB)

IMG_3178 by StephanieTattybogles, on Flickr

Lauren Carson, left, a member of Newport's Energy and Environment Commission, presents on her community's Sustainable Events Protocol.
(Photo is © 2014 All Rights Reserved by StephanieTattybogles used here with her permission.)

• Lauren Carson, Member, Energy and Environment Commission, Newport, RI
Designing A Sustainable Events Protocol (pdf file, 1 MB)

Newport Lend-A-Bin, Memo of Understanding (pdf file, 336 kb)

Newport Sustainable Events Protocol Checklist (pdf file, 37 kb)

Planning and Running Sustainable Events in Newport: Resource List for Event Organizers (pdf file, 123 kb)

• Sejal Lanterman, Cooperative Extension Educator, URI Master Compost Program
Small Scale Composting (pdf file, 1.9 MB)

Michael Bryan-Brown, President, Green Mountain Technologies
Comparison of Open-Pile and In-Vessel Composting Systems

Review the Conference Agenda (pdf file, 66 kb)