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May 2019

Composting and Organics Diversion Programs for Food Waste Generators

May 9 @ 8:30 am
Las Vegas, NV 89109 United States
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If you're heading to Waste Expo in May, be sure to attend board member Gary Bilbro's session entitled "Composting and Organics Diversion Programs for Food Waste Generators." This will be a full-scale workshop on how to start a successful composting program for all waste generators including municipal, educational, health care, hospitality, food service and many more. This workshop will cover all aspects of successful organics diversion programs.  Attendees will learn all they need to start and maintain a diversion program…

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NCGIC Legislative Day Ice Cream Social

May 14 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

For further information contact the NC Green Industries Council at 919.372.1586, ckirven@ncgreenindustrycouncil.org.

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Feeding Your Soil: Composting and Vermicomposting


Composting is the controlled decomposition of organic materials into a soil-like substance called compost. Organic materials, such as grass clippings, leaves, yard trimmings, food scraps, and non-recyclable paper products, can be composted at home in compost bins, piles, or worm bins. Home composting is an easy and economical way for individuals to convert their organic waste into a soil amendment that they can use to mulch landscaping, enhance plant growth, enrich topsoils, and provide other benefits to plants and soil.…

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Composting Workshop

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Compost Learning Lab, 4000 Chi Road
Raleigh, United States
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Learn household composting and vermicomposting from Rhonda Sherman at NC State’s Composting Learning Lab on Lake Wheeler Rd, in Raleigh. There will be separate activities for children who are 4 or older. Email: Rhonda at sherman@ncsu.edu to receive more details.

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Sustainable Spirits May 21st

May 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Durty Bull Brewing Company, 206 Broadway Street
Durham, NC United States
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Sustainable Spirits - On May 21st we’re gathering at Durty Bull Brewing at 206 Broadway St #104 in Durham.  Check out their website at: http://www.durtybull.com. This months event is sponsored by Wetrock Farm, the first net-zero agrihood in the US.  Check them out on their website:  https://www.wetrockfarm.com. Catering this event is Arepa Culture NC:  http://www.arepaculturenc.com/#arepaculturenchomepage. Sustainable Spirits is a fun and casual monthly gathering for the sustainability community organized by the North Carolina Composting Council. It’s free, unstructured, and open to everyone!  Join us for intelligent…

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June 2019

NCCC Annual Members’ & Supporters’ Meeting

June 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
NC Zoo, 4401 Zoo Pkwy Stedman Education Center - Multi-purpose room
Asheboro, NC 27205 United States
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NCCC's Annual Members & Supporters Meeting is a great opportunity to network with other compost enthusiasts, discover what the Composting Council has accomplished over the past year, and gain insight to what the NCCC has planned for the future. We have two distinctive keynote speakers this year, Dr. John Havlin of NC State University and Rev Stephanie Allen of Zero Waste Church.  We will also be conducting two breakout sessions on Carbon Sequestration and Neighborhood Organic Recycling Programs along with…

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Green Industries Council Water Symposium

June 20
McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh, NC 27695 United States
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Since its inception, the GIC Water Symposium has continued to explore vital questions about water: What are other sources of water? What are the economics of water? How do we set future policy about it? How will we sustain and preserve our most critical resource? How do we strike a balance and meet the water needs of the diverse economy and environment of our state? Each year the GIC Water Symposium features presentations by innovative thinkers, policy makers and water experts,…

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July 2019

Composting- Making it Fun!

July 9 @ 7:00 pm
Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough St
Raleigh, NC 27605
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Karin Mills and Linda Bourne, members of the Earth Ministries Team at Binkley Baptist Church will be the presenters. Karin and Linda conceived and implemented the ‘triple stream’ collection system to recycle, compost, and landfill properly all things disposed of at Binkley. The collected materials are commercially composted. By doing so they diverted over 10 tons from the local landfill in less than one year, beginning in 2018 and are on track to greatly exceed that number for 2019. They…

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July 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
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Come see exhibits on compost and food waste reduction, hear from some awesome speakers and check out NCMNS’s BRAND NEW compost program!  

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Sustainable Spirits-July 16, 2019

July 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Sustainable Spirits - have a great beer and great conversation at Pelagic Beer & Wine on July 16th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in Raleigh

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