US Composting Council

ICAW poster available for use by the press for international compost awareness week: May 3-9, 2009

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Source: US Composting Council

A 5th grade student has been recognized by the US Composting Council as the International Compost Awareness Week poster contest winner during a competition that challenged each to visually portray the  theme, 'Compost! Recycling The Way Nature Meant It To Be'. Max A. Million of Nettleton Elementary School in Duluth, Minnesota was selected as the grand prize winner of  the ICAW poster contest held recently.

'Max's poster is well done and offered several strong environmental messages,' said Teri Sorg-McManamon, ICAW Chair. 'He obviously put a lot of thought into the content of his poster and then presented his messages in a clear and colorful manner.' Max wins a prize of $500 for his entry and his art will be incorporated into the official ICAW 2009 poster. Each member of the USCC receives a complimentary poster. Others may order a poster online for $5 per copy. Bulk copies are also available. 'Max has provided an excellent message for composting and I am sure all composters  join me in congratulating Max, his parents and his school for both his artistic  abilities and his environmental awareness,' said Wayne King, President of the US Composting Council.

Nothing illustrates the history and growth of the compost industry with more clarity than International Compost Awareness Week. The U.S. Composting Council invites everyone to join in celebrating ICAW, May 3-9, 2009. This year activities span the globe with celebrations planned across the United States, Canada, the UK, Europe, Australia and Ireland -- composting advocates will be encouraging everyone to Compost! International Compost Awareness Week focuses on broadening the understanding of compost use and promote awareness of composting. Globally, we show that innovative programs and successful efforts have improved community sustainability and promote the use of renewable resources in landscaping, horticulture and agriculture. Together, we put a face to composting.

Compost Awareness Week is a fun and educational week of events that offers an opportunity to learn more about the many benefits of composting while enjoying the backdrop of fun activities. To find out what's going on in your area and for a list of  resources to plan YOUR event visit www.compostingcouncil.org [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102552322303&s=9510&e=0017ddrYW7wF3YqkCtkKiurgUliPuQuLJmLfTIuWiTzpH5iEGz3RzH8nYng3WUm50PEwgnjyoCRdKjqw7lZ9NE37gWiq7x6xOalmg75-DCFEsujAgvCEN3AEyuyKEI8p7sQ]. ICAW 2009 US sponsors include: The Coca Cola Company, Chinet, Bloomberg LP, Chick fil-A, MSW Magazine, Reotemp Instruments, International Environmental Management, A-1 Organics, Waste Handling & Equipment News, St. Louis Composting, Resource Recycling, WeCare Organics, Heritage Bag, Filtrexx, BioCycle, Garick Corp., US EPA Resource Conservation Challenge, Composting News, Alameda County Waste Management Authority, & The City of San Jose.

ICAW - International Compost Awareness Week (est. 1995) is the world's largest environmental education event for composting. ICAW is a multi-media publicity and education initiative to showcase compost production and demonstrate compost use. In our 13th year, International Compost Awareness Week has grown in both strength and numbers through its sponsors and compost advocates. ICAW serves the important role of bringing the Compost! Message to the attention of the public, businesses and other groups. Communities and government agencies, as well as members of the composting industry, utilize the week to promote their specific Compost! messages and programs.

The US Composting Council is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the  development and expansion of the composting industry in the U.S. The USCC also directs the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF), a charitable foundation, which administers public and private research and education initiatives.

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