12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
The webinar will review goals of the newly formed Nebraska Chapter of the US Composting Council, discuss the status of the compost industry nationally and what other state chapters have accomplished, and provide an overview of the Compost Operations Training Course that will be offered in 2020.
Cary Oshins is Associate Director of the US Composting Council, where his work focuses on member services, including the annual conference, developing the professional credential program, and industry advocacy at the state and national levels. He is also Education Director for the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation, where he runs the Composter Training Program, including the highly-regarded Composting Operations Training Course. Prior to the Council work he started the Stormwater Management Division of Gardenique Landscaping, Inc. in Orefield, PA, where he represented Filtrexx® Erosion Control products. Cary has almost 30 years of experience in composting education, research, utilization and promotion, working for the Lehigh County PA Office of Solid Waste, the Rodale Institute, and Cornell University’s Waste Management Institute. As consultant to the Professional Recyclers of PA, he developed, coordinated and taught the organics component to PROP’s award-winning Recycling Professional Certification Program.
Linda Norris-Waldt is Marketing Communications and Membership Manager for the US Composting Council. She has also been Communications Director for an international steel manufacturing company; was director of recycling for Frederick County, MD: and was a reporter for several daily newspaper. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maryland, is Chief Environmental Educator and Worm Farmer for The Hungry Redworm, and is owner of NW Communications, a marketing and communications firm.