2023 Food Waste Solutions Summit
May 16-18, 2023 | St.Louis, MO
Kenneth L Moss Jr.
Lead Youth Composter
Baltimore Compost Collective
Thursday, May 18th
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mainstage Session | The Future is Now: The Power of Indomitable Youth to Spark Action
Youth are the greatest agents of change in a society. When mobilized and empowered, youth are the generation of environmental stewards driving forward a nutritious, sustainable, resilient, and inclusive food system. Yet too often, youth are regarded as recipients and are underrepresented or excluded from decisions that impact their future. And, are the generation most impacted by our present (in)actions. Recognizing their agency means recognizing that this younger generation are heterogeneous societal actors in their own right and with their own values that we can learn from. If they are to inherit our food system, it is essential to develop systems, policies, and enabling environments now that provide spaces and mechanisms to stimulate their participation. In this session you will hear from youth who are paddling the oars of innovation, be inspired by their triumphs, and explore how we can further unleash their potential to thrive in a livable climate.
Ongoing Creative Sessions
Film Screening - Compost Fever!
Directed by Kenneth Moss, Youth Lead Composter for the Baltimore Compost Collective Program, the short film titled Compost Fever!, depicts the life of two dedicated composters in the fight for environmental justice in an attempt to starve the incinerator and feed the soil and feed the community.
Kenneth decided to produce this short film because his community in Baltimore has the highest pollution rate in the country, and is taking the initiative to let more people know about their fight for environmental justice by spreading Compost Fever through the variant of education - putting a stop to these incinerators so that "we all can breathe clean air."