Farm Aid and Global Citizen Festival 2013
written by EcoScraps Staff
EcoScraps Sponsors Two Awareness Concerts, Demonstrates Commitment to Global Activism
- EcoScraps is a Proud Sponsor of the Upcoming Farm Aid 2013 and Associate Sponsor for Global Citizen Festival
- EcoScraps will Provide Closed-Loop Composting Services at Farm Aid 2013
SANDY, Utah (September 18, 2013) — EcoScraps, a provider of organic, chemical- and manure-free lawn and garden products, today announced that as part of a company-wide commitment to global activism, it is sponsoring upcoming concert events for Farm Aid and Global Citizen.
“EcoScraps was built on the spirit of activism and involvement, and we are thrilled to be in a position to help support other like-minded organizations in improving the global community,” said Dan Blake, EcoScraps co-founder and CEO. “As we continue to find success with our mission of making a more sustainable life happen through the composting revolution, we will also continue to actively seek out opportunities for global impact like Farm Aid and Global Citizen.”
Beyond sponsoring Farm Aid 2013, EcoScraps has also partnered with the event to collect all the organic waste generated at Farm Aid 2013 and take it to its processing facilities to be composted. Ecoscraps will then return the compost to the event venue to be used for future landscaping projects. This process mirrors the company’s successful closed-loop waste model, which to date has helped EcoScraps divert over 60 million pounds of food waste from landfills.
Farm Aid 2013 will take place at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York on September 21, 2013. More than 25,000 people are expected to attend the sold-out benefit concert and food festival featuring family farm-identified, local and organic foods.
“Everyone has a role to play to stand up for family farmers and empower the Good Food Movement. The generous support from EcoScraps really makes a difference for Farm Aid’s work,” said Glenda Yoder, associate director for Farm Aid. “We are proud to welcome them to Farm Aid 2013.”
Global Citizen is powered by the Global Poverty Project to educate and activate citizens on all manner of projects for the social good. The Global Citizen Festival, in partnership with the Cotton On Foundation, will take place on September 28, 2013 at Central Park in New York City. The focus of the activism event is to bring together world leaders, artists, celebrities, NGOs and captains of industry to celebrate successes and make commitments to ending extreme poverty.
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EcoScraps is an organic lawn and garden products manufacturer that was established in 2010. Its process recycles food waste into nutrient-rich products that help plants grow healthier in the most environmentally friendly way possible. The company now manufactures its products in Utah, Arizona, Texas and California. EcoScraps has received several awards in its short history, including the 2010 Sparkseed Innovator honor, 2010 SOCAP Scholar and was named as one of the Top 25 Most Promising Social Ventures in America by Businessweek. To learn more about EcoScraps and its products, visit: ecoscraps.com.
About Farm Aid: Farm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual concert to raise funds to support Farm Aid’s work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family farm food. Since 1985, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, has raised more than $43 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.