Brenda Platt, Co-Director, Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Brenda Platt is the co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and leads ILSR’s Composting for Community program, which is advancing composting in order to create jobs, enhance soils, sequester carbon, reduce waste, and build more resilient communities. She has authored numerous reports including Stop Trashing the Climate; Pay Dirt; The State of Composting in the US; and Growing Local Fertility: A Guide to Community Composting. She is a trained composter and has been licensed in Maryland to operate commercial composting facilities. She recently launched a Neighborhood Soil Rebuilders community composter training program to teach community leaders how to compost on a small-scale for local food production. 

Brenda Platt
Co-Director, Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Director, Composting for Community Project
Washington, DC