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Upcoming events

    • 08 May 2017
    • 12 May 2017
    • Statewide

    Maine Composts Week Outline May 8-12, 2017

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    Purpose: To engage the state of Maine on the topics of composting, anaerobic digestion, food insecurity, solid waste/materials management to: 1) promote business and service providers who excel in organics management; 2) reduce wasted materials; 3) highlight best practices in organics management; 4) promote food scrap management being integrated in K-12 education, business practices, and household behavior; 5) provide resources that enable schools, business, households, communities and institutions to compost effectively; 6) promote food diversion as a first option to manage organic materials before composting to reduce food insecurity.


    The Issue: Landfill capacity is limited and valuable. Presently Maine’s solid waste stream is 40% organic in nature. These materials, typically wet and dense, are also a valuable resource that when managed and processed properly, add value to society. Maine’s recycling (diversion) goal of 50% remains unmet and progress has plateaued in the past decade. By diverting 25% of all organic materials Maine could easily achieve its goal! Maine currently composts around 5% of its potentially compostable/digestible material.

    In addition, Maine as well as much of the country, has a food security issue.  Highlighting composting and other organics management processes as well as food diversion and food waste reduction are key ways to make inroads into this larger societal issue.


    When: May 8-12, 2017 coinciding with International Compost Awareness Week (May 7-13, 2017)

    Competitions Announced after Winter Holiday Break. Submission deadline April 15th for artistic/creative/media contents.

Past events

17 Mar 2017 Connect, Collaborate, and Celebrate Science and Engineering - Annual MSTA-TEEAM Conference
14 Jan 2017 MSTA Board Meeting
18 Nov 2016 MSTA Board Meeting ~ proceeding STEM Summit
18 Nov 2016 Maine STEM Summit
14 Oct 2016 MSTA Board Meeting
29 Jun 2016 “Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain” - Energizing and Enhancing Instruction
26 May 2016 Making Sense of NGSS 9-12 ~ Webinar
01 Apr 2016 MSTA Board Meeting
18 Mar 2016 Maine Science Festival
04 Mar 2016 MSTA Board Meeting
27 Feb 2016 Maine Engineering Expo
06 Feb 2016 MSTA Board Meeting
14 Jan 2016 Making Sense of NGSS K-2 ~ Webinar
09 Jan 2016 MSTA Board Meeting
06 Nov 2015 MSTA Board Meeting
09 Oct 2015 Building on the K-12 Science Framework - Annual MSTA Conference
11 Sep 2015 MSTA Board Meeting
11 Apr 2015 Exhibitor Registration & Conference Sponsors
03 Apr 2015 Call for Presenters - MSTA Annual Conference Oct 9, 2015
07 Mar 2015 MSTA Board Meeting
10 Jan 2015 MSTA Board Meeting
10 Oct 2014 Best Practices in Science and Engineering MSTA Annual Conference
05 Sep 2014 MSTA Board Meeting
11 Jul 2014 MSTA Summer Retreat
03 May 2014 2014 STEM Ecology Forum
03 Apr 2014 NSTA Conference
16 Mar 2014 Brainpower Engineer Expo Week
14 Mar 2014 2014 TEEAM Spring Conference
08 Mar 2014 NSTA Virtual Conference
07 Feb 2014 MSTA Board Meeting
02 Jan 2014 KidWind Challenge in ME
19 Oct 2013 Earth’s carbon cycle, Quebec City to Farmington, Maine:
11 Oct 2013 Maine Science Teachers Association Annual Conference
06 Sep 2013 MSTA Board Meeting

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