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File #: 67131    Version: 1 Name: City of Madison Sponsorship of the Annual Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Community Event.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/25/2021 In control: Mayor's Office
On agenda: 9/21/2021 Final action: 9/21/2021
Enactment date: 9/24/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00654
Title: City of Madison Sponsorship of the Annual Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Community Event.
Sponsors: Syed Abbas, Tag Evers, Regina M. Vidaver, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Lindsay Lemmer, Grant Foster, Sheri Carter
...Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes City of Madison Sponsorship of the Annual Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Community Event in the amount of $10,000 funded by the Sustainability Improvements capital project. No appropriation is required.
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City of Madison Sponsorship of the Annual Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Community Event.

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WHEREAS, from 1992 - 2015 the City of Madison Streets Department facilitated and promoted an annual one-day compost bin sale at the Alliant Energy Center for area residents; and,

WHEREAS, in 2011 the City of Madison adopted the Madison Sustainability Plan with a goal of Preventing Solid Waste From Entering Landfill with a goal of diverting 75% of its waste from landfill sites by 2020 through programs for reducing, reusing, and recycling materials which includes promoting home composting; and,

WHERAS, the Sustainability Plan also included a goal to Increase Water Conservation with a goal of reducing per capita use by 20% by 2020 by promoting water conservation, education and enacting water-saving programs; and,

WHEREAS, in 2013 the City of Madison compost bin sale partnered with RainReserve by combining rain barrel truck-load sales at the same annual event at the Alliant Energy Center; and,

WHEREAS, from 2015 - 2020 - RainReserve provided additional program support by organizing, promoting and managing the logistics of the annual event; and,

WHEREAS, other community supporters of the program that help provide outreach and other assistance include Clean Lakes Alliance, Willy Street Co-op, Recycling-At-Home, local media outlets and various neighborhood associations; and,

WHEREAS, in 2020 the annual event moved to Garver Feed Mill due to COVID-19 and other logistical considerations; and,

WHEREAS, in 2021 the City of Madison was awarded a grant through the National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) to participate in the Great Lakes Cohort of the Food Matters Initiative to achieve meaningful reductions in food wast...

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