A compost station in Coconut Grove
We are creating a compost station in Coconut Grove (a beautiful neighbor of Miami, FL). All Coconut Grove residents and beyond will be able to drop their organic waste. Our back2earth team will take care of this waste and transform it into compost.
This compost will then be donated and sold to people who want to use it for their garden, to grow vegetables, fruits or flowers.
Our mission with back2earth is to stop organic waste from reaching landfills in the most eco-friendly way, by providing an easy way to do compost without all the dirty work. Grow gardens, not landfills!
Our story begins from a problem in our current society; food waste and its final destination in landfills, only to produce harmful greenhouse gases. In response to the little amount of human action against this problem, we decided to act on a community level, but impact on a global scale.
We created our first compost station in South Miami in January 2018. We collect organic waste from more than 100 houses.
Our first compost station in South Miami...
back2earth is a non-profit organization in Miami, founded by 4 kids, Emma, Anna, Mila and Ugo Angeletti.
Why we are funding? Why do we need your help?
We pick up buckets every Saturday in South Miami...
The purpose of this funding is to be able to equip this new station with the tools, materials, and resources needed in order to collect the waste and facilitate the composting process. Even though each station does not require significant expenses, making this funding will allow us to spend an additional amount of money on sharing and getting the word out to the residents of Coconut Grove.
The new station in Coconut Grove...
We have already flattened the land at the new station to accommodate for the arrival of the mulch... One of the materials needed when making compost.
Wood planks - $90
Planter Wall Blocks - $238
2 Collect Compost Bins - $80
Gardening and compost tools - $150
Compost strainer - $60
Buckets - $100
Digital Campaign to promote the station - $200
Other expenses - $50
TOTAL = $968
Awards and partners
We recently won the #YouthStepup Climate Change contest for best of Urban and Land Use Planning, organized by Our Climate and The YEARS Project. Our Climate mobilizes and empowers the generations most affected by climate change to pass inclusive science-based climate policy.
Ugo Angeletti, the President of back2earth is a member of the EarthEcho’s Youth Leadership Council. EarthEcho International is a nonprofit organization founded on the belief that youth have the power to change our planet. Established by siblings Philippe and Alexandra Cousteau in honor of their father Philippe Cousteau Sr., and grandfather legendary explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, their mission is to inspire young people worldwide to act now for a sustainable future.
In addition, Ugo Angeletti is also a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps. The Climate Reality Leadership Corps is a global network of activists committed to spreading awareness of the climate crisis and working for solutions to the greatest challenge of our time.
We would like to thank Alicia Kossick, founder of Polished Coconut who let us use her land in Coconut Grove, in order to create this new compost station. This milestone wouldn't be possible without her support.
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