“Dive: Living Off America’s Waste” film showing and Community Forum

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  • March 7, 2015
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Please RSVP for this event by emailing lee@btlt.org – space is limited.

Dive is a short film rooted in a curiosity about the American’s habit of sending food strait to landfills and how many people could be fed off this waste.

This film is part of our “Community Food: A Forum & Film Series.” This series will include a showing of five films about various aspects of the food system. Each film will be followed by discussions to get the community’s input on issues presented in the films, as well as where local projects and resources are located. And is part of our LFLF partnership and a wider effort along with a number of local organizations and community members to form a Community Food Council (CFC) for the southern Midcoast region.

Leaders from We Compost It! will lead the community forum. The new We Compost It! processing facility is one of the largest in New England. Learn more here: www.facebook.com/wecompostit

Formerly known as Resurgam, We Compost It! has served partners in Greater Portland for three years and is expanding to a regional scale to meet growing demand.

We Compost It! has helped restaurants, hotels, hospitals, and local schools divert more than 10 million pounds of organic scraps from the waste stream since 2011,” says Brett Richardson, General Manager. “Our new truck and facility will enable us to serve new partners and new market areas to take organics recycling to the next level in Northern New England.”

After collecting food scraps from partners and clients, We Compost It! then transforms the organic material at its new facility to nutrient-rich compost. The compost will be used by local gardeners and landscapers to grow food and flowers. The new facility is permitted to process 1,000 tons of organics each month.

LFLF is a partnership between the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust and Kennebec Estuary Land Trust to conserve farmland, increase local food production, and promote a more resilient food system in the southern midcoast region.


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