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Closing the Loop: From Waste to Wealth & Clean Energy for Sustainable Rural Communities
Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM MDT
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Free webinar

Located in rural northeastern Maryland, West Nottingham Academy is an international boarding and day school (grades 9-12) with 130 students from 21 countries, nine states, and surrounding counties in Maryland.

Kilby Farm and Creamery, one mile from campus, serves as an outdoor classroom for WNA and accepts WNA food waste to feed their methane digester, generating clean energy and fertilizer for the farm. The school helps to “Close the Loop” by purchasing products from Kilby Farm.

Closing the Loop: From Waste to Wealth and Clean Energy for Sustainable Rural Communities will discuss a range of strategies that can assist farms and rural/small town communities in becoming more environmentally sustainable and viable. Through the application of best management practices for handling livestock manure and diverting food scraps from rural/small town waste streams, farms and communities can “close the loop” and help build markets for locally produced products.

A preview of WNA's Student Environmental Council (SEC) Documentary Film, Closing the Loop: From Waste to Wealth and Clean Energy will open the webinar.

Register here for the webinar. Learn more here and for more information, contact Athena Lee Bradley.