Reotemp Compost donates 1% of all revenue from compost instrument sales to charity and sustainability initiatives.
Reotemp kicked off a new program called GIVE 1% this year. We decided to give back a portion of our sales to help those in need. We also wanted to bring awareness to these charities by listing them on our website so that you can learn more about what they do and why we chose them. We’ve identified 4 charities below, one for each quarter. Please check them out and thank you for your support! Happy Composting!
Our 1st Quarter Sales were donated to – Amor (amor.org)
Amor is a hands on organization that enables American volunteers to travel to Mexico to build homes for families who can’t afford to build their own. Building a home has the following impacts: Keep Families Together, Avert Trafficking, Promotes Health & Education, Battles Extreme Poverty, Promotes Dignity, and Strengthens Communities. Learn more at Amor.org!
Our 2nd Quarter Sales will be donated to – Casa de Amistad (casadeamistad.org)
Since 1997, Casa de Amistad, a non-profit organization, has served children and families in coastal North County San Diego through education and mentoring programs. Its academic mentoring program has grown from serving 3 children on its first night to serving over 250 children and their families annually.
Our 3rd Quarter Sales will be donated to – SOIL (oursoil.org)
SOIL is a non-profit research and development organization working in Haiti to design, test, and implement sustainable and cost-effective solutions to the sanitation crisis. SOIL focuses on pioneering approaches to sustainable sanitation service delivery that combine innovative service delivery models and new technologies with a strategic, catalytic approach to financial sustainability.
Our 4th Quarter Sales will be donated to Feeding San Diego
Feeding San Diego is on a mission to connect every person facing hunger with nutritious meals by maximizing food rescue. Established in 2007, Feeding San Diego is the leading hunger-relief and food rescue organization in San Diego County and the only Feeding America member in the region. Feeding San Diego provides more than 31.2 million meals every year to children, families, seniors, college students, military families, veterans, and other underserved populations. We distribute meals in partnership with 320 local charities, schools, faith communities, meal sites, and food pantries throughout the region.
Below are some additional organizations we’ve worked with and supported in the past. Please check them out as well!
International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry. It is celebrated nationwide and in other countries each year during the first full week of May. Started in Canada in 1995, ICAW has continued to grow as more people, businesses, municipalities, schools and organizations are recognizing the importance of composting and the long-term benefits from organics recycling.
The goal of the program is to raise the awareness of the public regarding the benefits of using compost to improve or maintain high quality soil, to grow healthy plants, reduce the use of fertilizer and pesticides, improve water quality and protect the environment. The program includes a poster contest, programs at schools and activities and events promoted through governments, public municipalities and local businesses nationwide.
This 40-hr, 5-day course focuses on giving composters the knowledge needed to run a successful composting facility. In addition to in-depth lectures, the course provides hands-on practice through indoor and outdoor activities as well as tours to local facilities, where the theories meet reality.
From compost operators to environmental and agricultural consultants to local and state regulators; the Compost Operations Training Course is for anyone who wants quality instruction from leading composting professionals and educators on the art and science of commercial scale compost production and marketing.
Reotemp sponsors ILSR’s Cultivating Community Composting Forum, this annual event features a training and field day, a tour of community compost sites, and 2 days of community composters sharing their best practices and lessons learned in a peer-to-peer format. Topics include: the business of community composting, the compost-soil connection, equipment and small-scale systems, outreach and communications, volunteer/staff management, best management practices for the compost process, and composting for social and environmental justice.
The Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology and the Soil and Waste Resources Discipline in the College of Natural Resources at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point are hosts the annual Midwest Compost School. The school provides an immersive three days of training in compost making, use and facility operation.