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Join Clean Ocean Access for 'The 4th Annual HSHSRS Event!'
By: Clean Ocean Access
Clean Ocean Access, a nonprofit organization with the vision of a clean, healthy ocean that is accessible to all, hosts another event with a variety of speakers on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, from 10:00-11:30 a.m. to celebrate the 4-year anniversary of initiating Healthy Soils Healthy Seas RI. Claim a Free Event Ticket & Registration Here (https://www.eventbrite.com/
During this event, COA will be highlighting the community partners – residents, restaurant owners, schools, nonprofits, businesses, municipal leaders, and policymakers – who believe in the same mission: Improving ocean health starts on land. These partners are actively bringing the project goals and objectives to life on a daily basis.
Some of the community-leading speakers that will be in attendance include Michelle Carnevale, 11th Hour Racing, Matt Sole, Owner, Sprout and Lentil, Charlie Holder, Operations Manager, Midtown Oyster Bar & Surf Club, Heather Strout, Executive Director of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, Whitney Ritt, Portsmouth Resident, Ken Duva, Superintendent of Jamestown Schools & Julie Westall, Teacher at Melrose School, Margie Brennan, Science Instructional Coach, Portsmouth Schools, Hayley Swan, Sponsorship Manager, International Tennis Hall of Fame, Brad Read, Executive Director, Sail Newport, Lisa Bryer, Town Planner, Town of Jamestown, David Stephenson, Growth Manager, Black Earth Compost, Evan Ridley, Chair, City of Newport Energy & Environment Commission, and Lauren Carson, RI State Representative District 75!
The program will start at 10 a.m. with a 45-minute speaking agenda, a Q&A session, and time for networking. Listen to exciting testimonials from community members and leaders who are actively working to achieve and make progress on these objectives in the local community!
HSHSRI Initiative Current Objectives Include:
1. Expand commercial composting to 100 food-generating businesses
2. Expand residential composting to 2,000 residents
3. Engage 2,000 students in lunchroom composting
4. Facilitate zero-waste event sustainability at 6 community events
5. Expand processing of food scraps to become finished compost
6. Create a market for the reuse and resale of the finished compost
7. Support local & state policy initiatives to encourage/require composting
All efforts made by the community and community leaders have helped position the HSHSRI Initiative to advance the opportunity, understanding, momentum, infrastructure, and political support to become the driving forces to shift the project from awareness to systemic change to measurable impact.
Start the year off right by making an impact! Join Clean Ocean Access on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, from 10:00-11:30 a.m. to celebrate the 4-year anniversary of the initiation of the Healthy Soils Healthy Seas RI discussion. Register for free on the Clean Ocean Access website: CleanOceanAccess.org