Learn and Explore

There are so many non-profits, educational institutions and advocacy organizations that great educational information for people of all ages. Take some time to 


Cornell Waste Management Institute

Don't be fooled by old looking website. Whether you're looking for the basics or more scientific information, you will find excellent information on everything from backyard composting, to soil microbes, to mortality composting. 



Published since 1960, BioCycle is the go-to magazine and website on composting, organics recycling, anaerobic digestion and renewable energy. Each issue of shows you how to process organic residuals such as yard trimmings, food waste, woody materials, biosolids, manure, high strength organic wastes, municipal solid waste (MSW), and other source separated feedstocks into value-added products. Products that include: Compost and engineered soils that renew agricultural and urban soils without the need of chemically-derived fertilizers.


Kiss the ground

Kiss the Ground is a California-based compost advocacy and education organization. They have beautifully produced educational videos and content that features some recognizable celebrities. Kiss the Ground also run programs that teach people to make compost, use compost, and practice soil-rejuvenating sustainable agriculture. 


Greenburgh Nature center

The Greenburgh Nature Center is a non-profit nature preserve set on 33 beautiful acres in the heart of lower Westchester County.  We offer an extensive platform of nature and environmental education for the benefit and enjoyment of our many visitors.

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Green that life

Green That Life blog is a guide for sustainable living. Its mission is to provide practical tools, tips and resources related to a variety of sustainability topics, including waste reduction, pollution prevention, food waste, environmental activism, and more.



They are a great resource for all things relating to Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling. Their mission is to provide statewide leadership on waste reduction, reuse and recycling issues and practices to improve the environment.


New york state pollution prevention institute

NYSP2I's focus is on providing food waste resource location, direct business and technical expertise, industry workshops, workforce training and engineering assessments that aim to reduce operational cost and environmental impacts. Learn more about how your business can get financial assistance in diverting food scraps from the waste stream.


Highfields center for composting

Though no longer in operations, Highfields Center for Composting was an early adopter in composting operations research, community composting and compost education. Their website is still active and has a plethora of educational content. Their "Composting for Kids" video is especially fantastic.

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US Composting Council

The US Composting Council is involved in research, training, public education, composting and compost standards, expansion of compost markets and the enlistment of public support.