R. Joel Solgat is Director for a non-profit organization which captures organic (non-GMO, no industrial pesticides, fertilizers or herbicides) refuse before it is contaminated with Green Waste, and composts it for use by existing Organic Farms, launching new Organic Farms, and providing compost for home organic vegetable gardeners. The mission of the non-profit (ROR Rescue Organic Refuse) is to engage active organizations, conscientious businesses, and determined individuals in a partnership dedicated to substantially reducing Organic Waste.
Providing solutions through a non-profit organization dedicated to Green micro-initiatives which sustain Organic commodities.
ROR Rescue Organic* Refuse, a TED.com project, is a community organization (micro-initiative) in its early development stages. ROR's purpose is to share the Organics* consumer’s ownership of the Organic* lifecycle; reducing the consumer’s role to contributor of raw Organic* material and ROR assume the onus of composting. ROR will partner with community businesses and organizations to create convenient drop-off and composting sites, and ensure surplus Organic* compost is distributed to local Organic* nurseries and farms, as well as made available to the contributors. ROR’s goal is to make the Organic* contributors refuse gathering and delivery to ROR as convenient as possible.
*Organic food is Non-GMO, no pesticides, no industrial fertilizers or herbicides.
Organic Lifecycle; Green micro-Initiatives; Organic Farming; Organic Grocery and Framers' Markets; donations; fund raising; GMOs
Gap Analysis, eg micro-defects in macro-systems; Human Factors, ie how people relate to systems including environment and corporate culture; Problem Solving; Dog Training; Cooking; Cycling
The film “The Future We Will Create” introduced me to TED November 2011. I felt TED has grown into the type of organization we (those unfamiliar with TED) always wished existed. The film filled me with hope & the realization & belief that I could become an agent of change. I am on Gerson Therapy; a strict Organic diet of roughly 40lbs of organic food per day. Daily I create a large volume of Organic Refuse. I live in a small condo with no room for a composting apparatus or Green Recycle Bin. The loss of so much Organic Refuse made me angry at myself for not contributing to a solution. TED gave me the forum to create a non-profit to rescue organic refuse before it becomes contaminated and wasted, & maintain the Organic Lifecycle: farm; outlet; consumer; compost; farm. Thus ROR Rescue Organic Refuse, a non-profit organization was born from the TED experience.
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