Articles by Ken McEntee

Biogas foe critical of Newsom, Biden

California’s clean energy program is leading to the unprecedented growth of factory farm biogas facilities nationwide – an emerging sector of the fossil fuel industry that creates methane gas from factory farm pollution to inject…


International Compost Alliance launched

Compost organizations from around the world announced the establishment of the International Compost Alliance, a voluntary partnership to advance awareness and understanding of the benefits and use of compost on a global scale. The Alliance…


Online community composting course launched by ILSR

A new online course from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) will support the expansion of locally-based composting initiatives at community gardens, farms, schools and other sites, the organization said. The Community Composting 101 Online…




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New Jersey recognizes Compost Council organizer

Matthew Karmel, who played a key role in forming the New Jersey Composting Council, was honored as a “Rising Star” among recycling leaders by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). DEP this month…


Philadelphia businesses take food waste challenge

Six Philadelphia businesses have committed to participate in the Office of Sustainability’s (OOS) new pilot program, the Philadelphia Food Waste Business Challenge, which will directly tackle restaurant food waste in the city. Over the course…


MassPIRG report suggests mandatory composting

Mandatory recycling and composting is among the recommendations for waste reduction detailed in a new report from MassPIRG Education Fund and other public interest groups. MassPIRG said the average American throws out nearly 1,800 pounds…



A profound loss

Many subscribers knew my wife Amy as the voice on the phone who made annual reminders that their subscriptions were up for renewal. Those simple reminders sometimes became lengthy conversations about any kind of topic…