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End Food Waste in Onondaga County, NY

NEWMOA partnered with the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA) in 2019 to develop a Project to educate residents in Onondaga County, NY (Syracuse and surrounding communities) about problems with wasted food and the opportunities to reduce and divert food waste to compost. NEWMOA and OCRRA reached out to low-income residents, recent immigrants, and communities that speak English as a second language by engaging with community groups that represent and involve them. The partners developed outreach and education tools and strategies, including handouts, short online videos, and social media campaigns and participated community events to promote these resources and share their message.

The Project was funded by a grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to OCRRA. NEWMOA and OCRRA had a funding agreement to support the Project.

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