A Conversation with Chef Zak of Duke’s Alehouse & Kitchen

Duke’s Alehouse & Kitchen is an upscale-casual gastropub in Crystal Lake, IL that creates gourmet comfort foods utilizing sustainable ingredients from local farmers and producers. They believe food should not only be responsibly sourced, but also healthy for...

UIC: Leaders in Moving us Towards a More Sustainable Region

University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), IFSCC Member Organization and We Compost Silver Partner, currently collects food waste for composting at 5 locations on campus (Student Center East; Student Center West; UI Health Hospital; Isadore & Sadie Dorin Forum; and the...

A Smashed Pumpkin is Better Than a Rotted One

By Liz Kunkle, Founder of Go Green Winnetka, IFSC Board Member and Committee Co-Chair   Pumpkin collection events, or “Smashes,” are spreading throughout Chicagoland and beyond! Learn why, where, when, and how to compost your pumpkins rather than send them to...

RSVP for the IFSC Membership Appreciation and Networking Event, October 27th

By Amy Bartucci, IFSC Administrative Coordinator and We Compost Committee Co-Chair It’s been a minute since the IFSC gathered for an in person networking event. This October 27th, we plan to change that. Like many other organizations and businesses, the IFSC had...

UIC Pilots Front-of-House Composting with Student Support

By Liz Bosarge, IFSC Board Member Every year, UIC offers a sustainability class, US 390, which offers undergraduate students a framework to apply classroom learning to project-based engagement. This past spring, UIC’s Sustainability Office hosted interns Fern and Sean...

Champaign County Group Receives Funding, Seeks Participants for Commercial Food Scrap Compost Pilot

This fall, the Champaign County Environmental Stewards (CCES) received a ‘Land, Health, Community’ Lumpkin Family Foundation Grant to help launch a commercial food scrap compost pilot project at the Landscape Recycling Center (LRC) in Urbana, IL. This...