Our vision is to advance composting technologies, practices,
and beneficial uses that support resource conservation and economic and
The Composting Council Research and Education Foundation is a catalyst for advancement of composting technologies, practices, and beneficial uses that support resource conservation and economic and environmental sustainability. The philanthropic arm of the US Composting Council, the Foundation positively impacts communities locally and globally by:
- Fostering scientific research opportunities
- Increasing awareness and educating the public
- Advancing the stature and practices of the composting industry
CCREF is now participating in Amazon Smile
CCREF has a new way for people to support the Foundation. We are now participating in Amazon Smile. Every time someone buys something from Amazon, using smile.amazon.com, CCREF can now receive 0.5% of the price of a purchase, if CCREF has been chosen as the nonprofit organization to receive the funds.
If you are interested in supporting CCREF through Amazon Smile, simply go to smile.amazon.com. The first time you go to smile.amazon, you’ll be asked to pick your charity to support. Just type in Composting Council Research and Education Foundation. Then, all you need to do is remember to do your Amazon shopping at smile.amazon and CCREF will benefit from every purchase.
Change is coming to the CCREF
At the US Composting Council's (USCC) Board of Director meeting in January the decision was made to transfer the Compost Training Program (CTP), International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) and the Test Methods for Evaluating Compost and Composting (TMECC) to the CCREF. (read more…..)
International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW)
Since its inception, the ICAW has been administered by the USCC. The Programs goal has been to educate the public about the value of compost and the need to use compost to improve soils and water quality. Since one of the goals of the CCREF is to provide education that forwards the use of compost, the program was moved to the CCREF at the beginning of 2016 and planning for the 2017 ICAW program are will be available on this web site later this year.
Second Grant Award to Composting Council Research and Education Foundation to Fund Development of a Professional Composter Certification Program
The 11th Hour Project has awarded a second grant to the CCREF to continue its work in developing a Professional Compost Certification Program. Read more to learn about the plans and schedule for this exciting project. (read more…..)
Composting Council Research and Education Foundation Hires a Development Officer
The Composting Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF) is pleased to announce the addition of Beth Simone as the new Development Officer. She comes with a wealth of experience in developing and carrying out fund raising activities for 501 (c)3 organizations.