Illinois' Zero Waste movement got a boost when local NPR station WBEZ 91.5FM featured two engaging radio stories. SGA's zero waste program manager, Jennifer Nelson, was featured in both segments.
The first story, which ran on Monday, June 2, 2014 during the local Afternoon Shift program and the national All Things Considered program explored our food scrap composting pilot in Chicago Public Schools (CPS). Listen to it here: http://bit.ly/Tb1VTf
The second story ran on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 during the Morning Shift program and explored the CPS pilot, SGA's involvement with District 97 schools in Oak Park, and the effort to expand food scrap composting statewide through the Illinois Food Scrap Coalition. Listen to it here: http://bit.ly/1rJ1DCv
On October 23, 2016, WBEZ's Curious City aired Fighting For Scraps: What It Would Take For Chicago To Get Citywide Composting, in which a listener asked: What would it take to have a municipal citywide food scrap composting program in Chicago like they do in, say, Oak Park? Listen to it here.
Kudos to Jen for conveying her zero waste passion and knowledge so clearly. And a big thanks goes to WBEZ for having the vision to cover this important topic.