Grant to implement composting programs

October, 2020

SARANAC LAKE — A local composting initiative has received a grant to help organizations, municipalities and other institutions implement composting programs in their communities.

The Adirondack North Country Association and AdkAction’s Compost for Good initiative will receive a $20,000 grant from the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I for short). The money will be used to develop an online toolkit that will help users build and operate large-scale composting systems. AdkAction, a nonprofit group that focuses on environmental and social issues in the Adirondacks, will provide administrative support for the project.

“NYSP2I is pleased to support these efforts to decrease food wastes and increase beneficial use of these organic materials,” said NYSP2I Director Charles Ruffing.

NYSP2I, which works with New York businesses, nonprofits and communities on issues of sustainability, is sponsored by the state Department of Environmental Conservation through the Environmental Protection Fund and led by Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability.

In recent years, another grant from the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority, through ANCA, helped construct of a community-scale composter, which has been successfully operating at North Country School Camp Treetops for almost five years.

Read the full story in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise