Though fairly new to the market, EcoScraps, manufacturer of chemical-free organic lawn and garden products made from fruit and vegetable waste, hasn’t wasted any time seeing how else to make a difference in the world.
As part of a company-wide commitment to global activism, the young company is sponsoring concert events for the upcoming Farm Aid 2013 and the Global Citizen Festival in New York City. EcoScraps has offered financial support for both events, and will be providing composting services to Farm Aid.
“EcoScraps was built on the spirit of activism and involvement, and we are thrilled to be in a position to help support other like-minded organizations in improving the global community,” said Dan Blake, EcoScraps co-founder and CEO. “As we continue to find success with our mission of making a more sustainable life happen through the composting revolution, we will also continue to actively seek out opportunities for global impact like Farm Aid and Global Citizen.”
EcoScraps has also partnered with Farm Aid to collect all the organic waste generated at 2013 event and take it to its processing facilities to be composted. EcoScraps will then return the compost to the event venue to be used for future landscaping projects. This process mirrors the company’s successful closed-loop waste model, which to date has helped EcoScraps divert over 60 million pounds of food waste from landfills.
Farm Aid 2013 will take place at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York on September 21, 2013. More than 25,000 people are expected to attend the sold-out benefit concert and food festival featuring family farm-identified, local and organic foods.
Global Citizen is powered by the Global Poverty Project to educate and activate citizens on all manner of projects for the social good. In partnership with the Cotton On Foundation, the Global Citizen Festival will take place on September 28, 2013 at Central Park in New York City. The focus of the activism event is to bring together world leaders, artists, celebrities, NGO’s and captains of industry to celebrate successes and make commitments to ending extreme poverty.
EcoScraps is definitely reaching out and making some waves for some great causes. Great products too. Way to go guys!
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