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Recycle Leaders, Loop Closing, and Soilful

Food First: A Replicable Model in Washington, DC for Engaging Ward 7 and 8 Residents in Taking Action on Sustainability

April 28, 2021 4 pages
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Recycle Leaders, Loop Closing, and Soilful

Food First: A Replicable Model in Washington, DC for Engaging Ward 7 and 8 Residents in Taking Action on Sustainability

April 28, 2021 4 pages

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Recycle Leaders, Loop Closing and Soilful are three small businesses in Washington, DC1 that teamed up to implement a Community Action Grant funded by Sustainability DC 2.0, a city-funded initiative. The grant supported piloting the “Team Up on Food Waste @ DC Wards 7 and 8” action research project with residents living in a food desert. Recycle Leaders is a social enterprise that helps schools and students learn to lead lasting change by implementing impactful waste action projects. Loop Closing is a social enterprise that enables organizations to compost their food scraps on-site to meet their zero-waste goals and live their values while dismantling structural inequities. Soilful provides expertise in urban agriculture and food access in wards 7 and 8, which are the  areas of the District of Columbia in which families face the greatest challenges to food access and food security.

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Document Type: Project publication
Theme: Green Growth
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