October 8, 2018
What do Deb’s eye color and her dream car have to do with this episode? Absolutely nothing. Except that her eyes are green and she does dream of owning an El Camino, so we welcome our guest, Green Camino. What started as a volunteer position helping compost at a local food pantry turned into a larger vision of a citywide curbside composting service for Kathy Gutowsky and Randi Cox. With both residential and corporate clients, their company Green Camino has recovered over 10 tons of waste (equal to the weight of four El Caminos) from our landfill in just over a year of operation and continues to expand their service area based on neighborhood interest. Green Camino is committed to giving residents a chance to take their organic, paper and food waste and put it back into the earth. Even the buckets they use are a recovered resource from local restaurants!
In our Facebook Follow segment we encourage listeners to check out the IU Surplus Store Facebook page in furthering efforts to reduce, reuse, recycle and find awesome deals! And in our REAL-List segment, Deb shares secrets for cheap ways to prepare your home for sale. it shouldn’t cost more than some beer and pizza!
Long-time Bloomington residents and passionate compost crusaders, Kathy Gutowsky and Randi Cox are on a mission to help the Bloomington community embrace the benefits of composting and local resource recovery. In 2018, they incorporated Green Camino curbside composting as a women-owned benefit corporation to underscore their focus on sustainability over profits. They are committed to leveraging the Green Camino services to help build a stronger community—from creating green jobs with livable wages to providing educational outreach.
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