Board of Directors
Board of Directors
It's actually, 301....or 30 to 1, that is
30 parts Carbon to 1 part
Nitrogen, the ideal recipe for composting.
The royal purple in our logo inspires us to treat our God-given resources with care
and attention, serving people
as well as, the environment.
The color orange represents heat
and energy from the sun which is vital for healthy soil and food production.
Matthew 13:3 - 13:9
University of Hawai'i
Office of Sustainability/Building and Grounds Management
301 Organics was contracted to help the University identify the "right-best" fit organics management solution for the campus given their current operations, organics generation, existing resources, infrastructure capabilities, and sustainability goals and objectives.
By incorporating basic environmental planning analysis and systems thinking, 301 Organics first completed a comprehensive organic waste inventory and compost recipe and footprint analysis to determine whether there was sufficient space to process all the organics on campus. Based on the footprint analysis, a multi-criteria evaluation approach was taken to analyze the different food waste processing technologies available on the market for their ability to meet the top priorities of the University. Ultimately, two different management alternatives were proposed and a comparative analysis completed using a multi-criteria and weighted scoring approach. A Net Present Value analysis was also conducted for the two proposed alternatives compared to the No Action Alternative.
The analysis concluded the campus had sufficient space on-campus to process all of its organics on-site implementing either of the proposed management alternatives. The proposed alternatives involved both traditional aerated static piling and in-vessel composting technology in conjunction with a pre-processing system to ensure any and all nuisances from handling food waste was mitigated, minimized or all together avoided. Additionally, to address the immediacy of their desire to implement such an action, a phased approach was recommended involving smaller scale trials of the different technologies presented.
Rose Bowl Stadium
301 Organics more recent project initiatives completed at the Rose Bowl Stadium involved the completion of various food waste processing trials including Bokashi Composting of one-week's worth of food waste from Brookside Clubhouse Restaurant, a dehydrator trial and the feasibility of diverting the pre-processed food to worms. In addition, 301 Organics successfully orchestrated the design, construction and start-up of a greenwaste composting trial on-site using the forced aerated static pile method (FASP) powered by solar panels.
The results of the Bokashi Composting trial proved successful without resulting in noticable nuisances. The dehydrator trial was also useful in determining the operational needs and demands of installing such a system as well as the quality of the output produced. With regards to the quality of both types of output as a desired feedstock for livestock (i.e., worms), this is still to be determined. And last, the greenwaste composting trial is still underway with the first batch of finished compost expected in April of 2020.
University of La Verne
Our team of experts conducted a food waste audit before researching and evaluating different food waste processing technologies. Our extensive research helped us choose the best options for the facility. We prepared an Organics Recovery Plan, and provided third party coordination support for project implementation.
We recommended an on-site, in-vessel food processing system instead of off-site composting services. The University has committed funds to purchase the system and space within the newly constructed student dining commons.
Rose Bowl Stadium
Our specialists conducted a food waste analysis over 3 football game events plus the Rose Bowl Game. We started by initiating a protocol and process for recovering the organic waste. Then we provided a team of qualified and trained event staff for data collection
and monitoring. 301 Organics was retained to continue providing organics recovery and diversion support throughout the year in addition to Brookside Clubhouse and to identify longer-term strategies for processing the organics on-site.
The food waste review determined over 2/3 of the material discarded at the Rose Bowl Stadium could be donated or composted. Our experts recommended three-bin collection systems, hauling services, and off-site composting. We also helped institute a community sponsored “Green Team” of youth ambassadors to assist in waste recovery during large events and successfully placed over 737 students over a 1.5 year period. In addition, 301 Organics developed contracting language for their new food and beverage service provider to ensure sustainable serviceware products would be used as well as solid waste management guidelines and standard operating procedures for the collection, management, diversion and reporting of the organics captured.
High Point Academy
301 Organics (formerly Waste Less Living) designed, implemented and managed the school's first Organics Recovery and Diversion Program reaching diversion rates of over 92% and annual organics diversion of 4 tons annually. 301 Organics also provided in-classroom instruction for K-8th grades and curriculum support to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.
High Point Academy was honored at the local, State and Congressional level for their commitment and dedication to teaching environmental stewardship and making the practice of organics recovery, diversion and compost use a priority. In 2013, 301 Organics collaborated with the 7th grade science teacher to conduct a compost study to observe and document the effects of compost on water conservation and turf growth. 30 cy of compost was delivered by the composter where the school's organics were being processed and applied to their athletic field with positive results. For Earth Day 2016, the school was recognized by Congresswoman Judy Chu, Senator Carol Liu, Assemblyman Chris Holden, and Pasadena City Councilman Gene Masuda for their accomplishments over the years and innovative educational program.
Riverside City College
Facilities Management Department
Riverside City College retained the services of 301 Organics to conduct a food waste audit to provide baseline data for developing an organics and food waste diversion program. In addition, 301 Organics developed alternatives and analyzed the different types of food waste processing systems available including dehydrators, liquifiers, biodigester, and composters. The purpose of the analysis was to determine the right-best fit system and alternative moving forward with respect to complying with AB 1826 and AB 1594 for the College.
Upon evaluation of the different food waste processing systems available and the different alternatives considered, on-site composting was the recommended option based on the volume of organics generated, available space for composting to occur, and the value priority the College placed on sustainability.
Tournament of Roses
301 Organics (formerly Waste Less Living) was contracted to provide zero-waste management support for its end of year donor appreciation event.
For over 5 years, 301 Organics (formerly Waste Less Living) was contracted to provide zero-waste management support for its annual Family Heritage Day Picnic.