We are fundraising to help divert and transform organic waste from the waste system into a resource to help our community take powerful steps towards our Zero Waste goals
This is a community-initiated action to remove organic waste from inefficient and ineffective municipal waste systems by taking responsibility for our own waste. This project rejects the idea that organic “waste” is waste at all, but rather a source of valuable nutrients that can be returned to the soil and used to grow food and regenerate our natural ecosystems. By keeping “organic waste” within a local circular system, we seek not only to reduce our negative impact on the environment, but also to have a positive impact on our environment and the community as a whole.
We take responsibility for reducing the burden on the distressed waste system as we take steps to achieve our zero waste goals.
Community composting on this scale has been carried out successfully around the world as an approach to intercepting organic waste and there are abundant models to use as a guide throughout the development of this project.
Research from these other companies and organizations can help us choose which methods will work for us as a Tamarindo community and will be modified to fit the Pura Vida of Costa Rica mindset. Community composting has the potential for a high degree of community participation with tangible results in the form of fertile compost in a relatively short period of time, presenting abundant educational opportunities and participation throughout the compost collection process.
The life cycle from organic waste to compost and food is relatively short, only 4 to 6 months, allowing for rapid feedback and modification in the early stages. This initiative also carries potential job opportunities within the community and as an economically self-sufficient clean wave project, providing money to perpetuate community composting in Tamarindo in the long term.
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The pilot program will begin in early 2022. Clean Wave has already found our first location and partners. Leveraging our community building efforts with our beach cleanups, we have an army of volunteers and partners ready to work toward a waste-free Tamarindo.
Thanks to our research volunteers, we have started planning our community composting project. We will update the plan as we go and share our results with the rest of the community and the world at large.
A very special thanks to our community partner Volcano Brewing. His commitment to Tamarindo and his association with Clean Wave is a powerful example of community in action.
Create Green Zone collection points to improve collection and sorting … both to capture organic waste for compost development, and to help sort plastic and other recyclable materials.
The desire for community compost is not new to Tamarindo. We have many local partners who want to participate. We are starting with really committed partners who will help us improve the system and expand it to other organizations in Tamarindo and Langosta.
Initial Community Partners
Powered by a community in action we make waves of change with meaningful impacts
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A compilation of information and other successful initiatives.
The women-owned and operated community composting initiative began in 2013 in New York's Hudson Valley and northern New Jersey.
Established Hudson Soil Company to manage the portion of finished soil
South Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica
Refined and experienced permaculture operation with a
It is not community composting, but they run a successful and mastered composting system and offer educational and visiting opportunities.
Article on the Training Center for Organic Compost Production in Tamarindo, a multi-organizational project (La Senda (supply of products to Hotel Cala Luna) and Coopeguanacaste) through the Bio-c Compostera Santa Bárbara Initiative.
We believe Tamarindo can be a Zero Waste Community. We focus on building an energized and connected community that comes together to make meaningful impacts.
We invite you to be part of the community and join us. See more about our Community Compost and Beach Clean Up. Together we can create clean healthy environments.
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