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Michael Martinez

Executive Director, L.A. Compost
Michael is a former elementary school teacher, the author of the children's book "Composting for Community, current board member for the US Composting Council, 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 drop off locations, all in partnership with existing communities, nonprofits, and organizations committed to healthy ecosystems inclusive of food access and healthy community engagement.