Waste reduction projects
Celeste has been working in the waste reduction and diversion world for over a decade. She has helped track and reduce waste on construction sites, at the home, and in office settings. She has conducted waste audits, given lectures on compost, and worked extensively with the public to educate on recycling and diversion techniques.
Master Composter certification program
The master composter program is run through the New York City Compost Project and funded by the Department of Sanitation. The certification program helps New Yorkers to become experts in composting science and technique and become ambassadors in the city to support composting efforts as part of the 0x30 mission. Celeste taught the 2018 Master Composter program at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
NYC sanitation organics rollout
In 2016 Celeste worked with the NYC Department of Sanitation to help them with public outreach when rolling out their curbside organics collection programs. This program worked with neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens to educate building and business owners, along with residents about the nature and importance of the curbside composting program.
Education and presentations
Celeste has given dozens of presentations and workshops to groups ranging from 1-50 professionals on waste reduction and diversion strategies, as well as zero waste techniques and composting. She taught the 2018 Master Composter class at the Brooklyn Botanic garden and regularly offers composting and recycling workshops. Ask about having her host a workshop or presentation near you!
Celeste has assisted with a number of waste audit projects ranging from single family homes (such as the home pictured on the left), to schools, to multifamily building, and districts. Conducting a waste audit can be a great way to get a handle on the waste accrued by certain activities and develop an action plan to reduce this material down the road.