The non-profit organization Global Green recently announced that it would select two of Southern California cities as its partners to participate in a new food waste recycling program. For this they would use an Eco-Ambassador resident outreach model. Selection of these two cities would be made on the basis of their present access to food-waste-to-biogas production or an interest in doing investment for the biogas production infrastructure. They would also lay focus on underserved communities. Global Green resource recovery experts have expertise in waste and biogas of nearly a decade.
This would be a free assistance being offered under an Environmental Champions grant from Southern California Gas Co. The dollar value of this technical assistance would be approximately $7,500 per city, and it would be granted at zero expense to the selected two cities for the program.
“SoCalGas is proud to support Global Green in this effort to help California meet its air pollution and climate goals by taking methane from organic waste and using it to make renewable natural gas,” said Trisha Muse, community relations director at SoCalGas. “More than 80 percent of California’s methane emissions come from agriculture, wastewater and landfills. When we divert organic waste from our landfills, we can convert it into renewable fuel that can be used to fuel trucks, generate electricity or heat our homes.”
Global Green would also assist in recruitment of Eco-ambassadors and arrange for two training workshops. The organization would also work towards installation and administration of waste data and engagement tracking strategies like- waste bin sensor technologies and participant surveys.