Keep Intervale Compost Products Open!

PETITION IN SUPPORT OF INTERVALE COMPOST PRODUCTS We the undersigned recognize the value that Intervale Compost Products brings to the State of Vermont and hereby petition the State of Vermont to allow and support its continued operation within the Burlington Intervale. Compost provides numerous and significant benefits to our society and environment including: increased productivity of agricultural land, waste diversion and a corresponding decreased reliance on landfills, improvements to the quality of Vermont\'s lakes and streams, decreased reliance on chemical and petrochemical fertilizers, reduction of the State\'s carbon footprint, employment opportunities and economic stimulation. Intervale Compost Products is Vermont\'s largest waste composting enterprise. No viable alternatives currently exist to manage the materials currently being composted there. Intervale Compost Products is an essential component of a nationally acclaimed model for agricultural sustainability and its educational programs provide a unique opportunity for the next generation of Vermonter\'s to experience and understand the value of composting to our lives and environment.

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    Greg Bowman, Canada

    5 years ago Comments: A facility like this is unique and valuable asset to the Burlington community. It should be an example and model for other communities. As a P.Eng. with experience in waste handling facilities I would be happy to provide consultation to help keep this operation open. My contact information is below. --Greg (613) 328-3555 bowmangroup@gmail.com
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    Alissa Strong, United States

    6 years ago
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    Tim Turmelle, United States

    6 years ago Comments: My wife and I recently toured the Intervale complex on a scouting trip in anticipation of moving to the Burlington area in the next 18 months. We were very impressed with the craft and the spirit of the overall enterprise. That Burlington supports an undertaking like Intervale is one of the draws for us to relocate in the area. I find it hard to believe that the stakeholders in this situation can't come to some kind of solution that preserves the vital role of Intervale Compost.
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