Michael Martinez

Michael Martinez

Michael Martinez

Closing Keynote Speaker | LA Compost

Los Angeles, CA | matt@mattcotton.com

Michael is a former elementary school teacher, a father of two, and the Founder and Executive Director of LA Compost. Michael has grown LA Compost from a group of volunteers collecting organics using bikes, to a decentralized network of community compost hubs that span across the most populated county in the country. LA Compost now oversees over 40 compost hubs, all in partnership with existing communities, nonprofits, and organizations committed to healthy ecosystems inclusive of food access and healthy community engagement. The mission of LA Compost is to restore lost connections to the soil and one another.

Session Code: 3B

Track: Advocacy and Policy

Session Name: State Action; Zoning Guidelines

Session Time: Tuesday, January 25, 4:15 PM to 5:45 PM

Presentation Title: Composting for Climate and Community Resiliency

Presentation Description: This presentation will discuss the importance of composting for soil and human health. With a focus on respecting the community’s perspective, lived experience, and leadership, there is an opportunity to create a powerful human network that mimics the beautiful living soil network below the ground.