In an effort to encourage students interested in composting research and help recruit future industry experts, the U.S. Composting Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF) is offering the Sustainable Student Scholarship Award. This $1000 scholarship is being offered to high school seniors with an interest in composting. The requirements for application are as follows:
- Two letters of recommendation
- An essay outlining your experience with compost and how this impacts your choice of a major at a college or university
Email submissions to Leanne Spaulding, CCREF Development Officer at email@example.com.
The deadline for applications is February 15, 2015.
For more information on the Sustainable Student Scholarship Award, please visit the U.S. Composting Council's website at https://compostingcouncil.org/sustainable-student/.
The Mississippi Recycling Coalition has received permission from the presenters at the organization's Fall recycling mini-conference to share their presentations. Below you will find links to each presentation that we have been granted permssion to upload. The presentations are listed in the order presented at the Conference.
MRC had previously announced that the deadline for the Mississippi School Recycling Grants would be October 31, 2014. However, this date was earlier than our normal deadline of November 15 (America Recycles Day) and has caused some confusion with some applicants. Therefore, MRC is extending this year's deadline to the normal deadline of November 15, 2014. Applications should be completed online here. If you have any questions regarding these grants, please contact the School Grant Committee by email.
We want to remind you that the Mississippi Recycling Coalition is holding its Fall Mini-Recycling Conference, next Tuesday, October 28th, from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Trustmark Conference Center at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. As an important part of Mississippi's recycling community, we need you there! We hope you are planning to join us as we discuss the opportunities that communities and businesses have to enhance and improve recycling programs. We have a number of excellent speakers scheduled to present. You will also have the opportunity to network with recyclers and local governments across the state and to tour the State's Sports Hall of Fame. Be sure to wear your favorite team's colors to the meeting!
You can access a copy of the tentative agenda and register at https://www.msrecycles.org/fall2014confreg.html. We need you to register by Thursday evening so that we can get an accurate count to provide for breakfast and lunch! If you have any questions on registration, do not hesitate to contact Mr. Reese Yontz at 601-961-5035. We hope to see you there!
The last of the Southeast Recycling Devleopment Council's 2014 Webinar Series will be next Monday, October 20, 2014, at 2:00 PM CDT. This webinar will highlight who has successfully converted to single stream at convenience centers. Speakers will discuss the trouble with rural conversions, local government push-back, the different types of compactors, and marketing materials to MRFs. Presenters will include Tim Fox, Three Rivers Solid Waste; Scott Mouw, North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources; Steve Nanny, Rutherford County, NC; and Amanda St. John, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Registration is free and available at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9219603271859584513.