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REMINDER: Click & Submit Compost Totals/Photos February 15, 2019

Hello Fellow Composters,

A friendly reminder to keep submitting those compost totals and/or photos -- Click here to submit. We are proud to announce that we have now reached 12 tons of food waste diverted from TN's landfills with your help and Compost Nashville's partnership! So 48 tons to go!
We've also increased the monthly raffle draw award to $50 and the "Exemplary Composter of the Month" award to $100. So get to composting, you dirty animals ;)

And don't forget about this month's competition! -- Keep submitting or posting your Valentine's Day inspired compost photos! Be creative... The winner will receive $100 at the end of February. 


Happy Composting,

Tennessee Environmental Council

REMINDER: Submit Compost Totals + Competition Details February 10, 2019

Hello everyone,


Keep submitting those compost totals and/or photos -- Click here to submit. We appreciate all your efforts to help us reach 60 tons of food waste diverted from our landfills by December!

Oh, and it is COMPETITION TIME! That's right, folks. We've now launched our special February competition in the name of looove. Whoever sends in, submits or posts the best and most creative Valentine's Day inspired photo wins $100! Talk dirty to us...


Happy Composting,

Tennessee Environmental Council

Click & Submit Compost Totals February 01, 2019

Greetings Fellow Composters,

-- A reminder to keep submitting those compost totals! Click here to do so now. --

We hope to launch a special February composting competition, so if you have any quirky ideas to spice up this month of composting, send them our way (email julia@tectn.org)!


And as always, please continue to spread the word to your friends, family and neighbors to join our community and start composting with us!


Happy Composting,

Tennessee Environmental Council

Submit Compost Totals January 24, 2019

Hey fellow composters, 


Click here to submit your compost totals so they can be counted towards our goal of 60 tons! We've got 118,000 more pounds of food waste to go!!!! 

UPDATES: We are picking January's exemplary composter this coming Thursday (1/31/19) where the winner will receive a $50 CASH PRIZE. In order to be considered for this award, submit posts on our Facebook group page and/or send us compost selfies with your submissions! 

If you haven't heard...We've now started using text messaging as a way to remind you to keep submitting compost totals!  


Happy Composting,

Tennessee Environmental Council

Click & Submit Compost Totals January 20, 2019

Hello everyone,


Keep submitting those compost totals! -- Click here to submit.

UPDATES: We've now started using text messaging
as a way to remind you to keep submitting compost totals to help us
reach 60 tons and increase your chances of winning each month. If you would like to submit photos with your compost submission
you'll only be able to do so through the web submission page or through the Facebook group.

We've got 118,000 more pounds of food waste to go!!!!


Happy Composting,

Tennessee Environmental Council

REMINDER: Click & Submit Compost Photos/Totals January 13, 2019

Howdy folks,

-- A reminder to keep submitting those compost totals -- Click here to submit.

UPDATES: We've now started using text messaging as a way to remind you to keep submitting compost totals to help us reach 60 tons and increase your chances of winning each month. HOORAY! However, if you would like to submit photos with your compost submission you'll
only be able to do so through the web submission page or through the
Facebook group.

Let us know if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns. And keep up the good work!

Happy Composting,

Tennessee Environmental Council

Click & Submit Compost Totals January 05, 2019

Greetings Fellow Composters,

-- A reminder to keep submitting those compost totals! Click here
to do so now. --

We encourage you to get into the habit of submitting your totals every time you walk down to the compost pile or fill up your compost collection pail in the kitchen. If you're feeling bogged down by submitting frequently, you can always keep a monthly log and then submit once at the end of each month. Whatever works for you works for us!

Let us know if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns!

Happy Composting,

Tennessee Environmental Council

REMINDER: Click & Submit Compost Photos/Totals December 27, 2018

Howdy folks,

Please continue to submit your weekly compost totals! Click here to do so. We've now diverted nearly 2,000 pounds of food waste, but we've got a long way to go to reach that 120,000 pounds by this time next year!

Also, we encourage you to send in personal composting experiences to be showcased on your county page. If interested, send your story or video to julia@tectn.org

Happy Composting,

Tennessee Environmental Council


NEW SUBMISSION LINK: Click & Submit Compost Totals December 23, 2018

Hello everyone,

UPDATE: Please click here to submit. Our apologies for any technical difficulties you may have encountered with the link we sent out earlier this week...

Let us know if you have any issues! And thank you!

Happy Composting,

Tennessee Environmental Council

REMINDER: Click & Submit Compost Totals December 20, 2018

Greetings Fellow Composters,

A reminder to submit your compost totals -- Click here to submit. (FYI this submission page is always available through your county page! This email is simply a reminder to keep submitting.)
We encourage
you to get into the routine of submitting right away when composting. If
you go down to the compost pile more than once a week, then submit
more! We need as many reports as possible to reach our goal of 60 tons
diverted!

And well done to Davidson County composters on winning our Holiday Compost Competition! We will be donating $150 to their nominated local food bank/soup kitchen.

Happy Composting,

Tennessee Environmental Council

POST YOUR COMPOST submission reminder & updates December 14, 2018

Hello folks,

Remember to submit this week's compost totals & photos! Click here to submit. (FYI this submission page is always available through your county page! This email is simply a reminder to keep submitting.)

Updates: We no longer require photos as part of the submission! YAY. Of course, feel free to submit them if you'd prefer to do so. Also, we encourage you to get into the routine of submitting right away when composting. If you go down to the compost pile more than once a week, then submit more! We need as many reports as possible to reach our goal of 60 tons diverted!

Also, please be patient as your submission uploads. A message will pop up once it goes through successfully.

And don't forget about our Holiday Compost Competition -- now through Dec. 20th! Recruit everyone you know to help your local food bank increase its odds of receiving our $100 donation.

Happy Composting,

Tennessee Environmental Council

REMINDER: Click & Submit Compost Photos/Totals December 06, 2018

Greetings Fellow Composters,

Submit this week's compost totals & photos by end of day Sunday, December 9th. Click here to submit. Keep it up to help us reach 60 tons by December 2019!

Also, please be patient as your submission uploads. A message will pop up once it goes through successfully.

And of course... don't forget about our Holiday Compost Competition -- now through Dec. 20th!

We will be offering a $100 donation to a local TN food bank/soup kitchen that registers the most new Come, Post your Compost participants (and composts the most) between Thanksgiving and Dec. 20th. Participants from the winning county will get to nominate the winning food bank. The winner will be announced and the donation made on Dec. 21st!

We will also donate 10% of any Come, Post Your Compost donation to go to the winning local food recovery resource.

Here’s how to get started:

1. Sign up for our compost campaign (if you are already registered, you may help your county win by recruiting others to register & start composting)
2. Create a team and recruit friends, family & neighbors
3. Share on social media (include #ComePostyourCompost)
4. Submit weekly compost totals

Happy Composting,

Tennessee Environmental Council

REMINDER: Click & Submit Compost Photos/Totals November 29, 2018

Hello everyone,

Submit this week's compost totals & photos by end of day Sunday, December 2nd. Click here to submit. We've diverted 862 pounds of food waste thus far, so keep it up to help us reach 60 tons by December 2019!

And don't forget about our Holiday Compost Competition -- now through Dec. 20th!

We will be offering a $100 donation to a local TN food bank/soup kitchen that registers the most new Come, Post your Compost participants
(and composts the most) between Thanksgiving and Dec. 20th.
Participants from the winning county will get to nominate the winning
food bank. The winner will be announced and the donation made on Dec.
21st!

We will also donate 10% of any Come, Post Your Compost donation to go to the winning local food recovery resource.

Here’s how to get started:

1. Sign up for our compost campaign (if you are already registered, you

may help your county win by recruiting others to register & start

composting)

2. Create a team and recruit friends, family & neighbors
3. Share on social media (include #ComePostyourCompost)
4. Submit weekly compost totals

Happy Composting,

Tennessee Environmental Council

"Come, Post your Compost" Weekly Submissions & Holiday Compost Competition Details November 20, 2018

Season's Greetings,

Please make sure to submit this week's compost totals & photos by end of day Sunday, November 25th. Click here to submit.

Announcing our Holiday Compost Competition -- now through Dec. 20th! Turn your holiday food waste into meals for those in need this season. 

We will be offering a $100 donation to a local TN food bank/soup kitchen that registers the most new Come, Post your Compost participants (and composts the most) between Thanksgiving and Dec. 20th. Participants from the winning county will get to nominate the winning food bank. The winner will be announced and the donation made on Dec. 21st!

We will also donate 10% of any Come, Post Your Compost donation to go to the winning local food recovery resource.

Here’s how to get started:

1. Sign up for our compost campaign (if you are already registered, you
may help your county win by recruiting others to register & start
composting)

2. Create a team and recruit friends, family & neighbors
3. Share on social media (include #ComePostyourCompost)
4. Submit weekly compost totals

Happy Composting,

Tennessee Environmental Council

"Come, Post your Compost" Weekly Submissions Reminder November 15, 2018

Greetings,

Make sure to submit this week's compost totals & photos by end of day Sunday, November 18th. Click here
to submit. And please use the #ComePostyourCompost if posting outside of the Facebook group. This will help us track and award points for your social media participation!

Remember to submit those seasonal compost photos with your pumpkins! The individuals with the best pumpkin compost selfies and the most pumpkins composted will receive $50 visa cards. This contest will run through the end of November.

Happy Composting,

Tennessee Environmental Council

"Come, Post your Compost" Weekly Submissions Reminder November 08, 2018

Hi folks,

Make sure to submit this week's compost totals & photos by end of day Sunday, November 11th. Click here to submit. You must continue to participate to be considered for any cash prizes or recognition! Our submissions have slowed down quite a bit :(

And
remember to submit those seasonal compost photos with your pumpkins!
The individuals with the best pumpkin compost selfies and the most
pumpkins composted will receive $25 visa cards. This contest will run
through the end of November.

Happy Composting,

Tennessee Environmental Council

"Come, Post your Compost" Weekly Submissions & Seasonal Contest Reminders November 01, 2018

Hello everyone,

Submit this week's compost totals & photos by end of day Sunday, November 4th. Click here to submit. You must continue to participate to be considered for any cash prizes or recognition!

And remember to submit those seasonal compost photos with your pumpkins! The individuals with the best pumpkin compost selfies and the most pumpkins composted will receive $25 visa cards. This contest will run through the end of November.

Happy Composting,

Tennessee Environmental Council

"Come, Post your Compost" Weekly Submissions & Seasonal Contest Details October 25, 2018

Ghostly greetings,

Submit this week's compost totals & photos by end of day Sunday, October 28th. Click here to submit.

A little housekeeping... Please remember that we need two different photos for submissions -- One showing what you composted, the other showing where you composted with those scraps visible. Consider referencing the photos on the right of the submissions page for guidance. 

Now for the fun part! This November we'll be holding a special compost contest for our favorite seasonal delights, pumpkins!

Make sure to submit your pumpkin composting videos and photos to become this Halloween's "Scrap-Master." We'll reward the individual with the BEST photos/videos (we want to see some faces!), so don't be afraid to get creepily creative!

We'll also pick an individual who composted the most pumpkins throughout November to win another special prize!

Have a fang-tastic Halloween,

Tennessee Environmental Council

"Come, Post your Compost" Weekly Submissions & Suggestions October 18, 2018

Hello fellow composters,

Please submit this week's compost totals & photos by end of day Sunday, October 21st. Click here to submit. Based off of our latest submissions, we want to further clarify a couple of things...

On the statement I've done the following to increase my chances of winning this week in the weekly survey,

  • Please only select Post on Social Media if you used our #ComePostyourCompost.
  • As far as Recruit goes, you can now only receive points if you actually showed proof of recruiting others on your recruitment page.
  • Also, Invest in Nature is only an accurate selection if you donated in the current week.

For those who've been having issues submitting, remember to have patience as it goes through the process of submission acceptance. This can depend greatly upon your access to internet and your browser (highly suggest Chrome). Also, file size may pose an issue as well, so make sure to limit it to 20MB per image. If you're still having issues, feel free to contact us.

*Remember, you must complete these weekly submissions to stay in the running for monthly cash prizes*
We've just awarded our first winner! Congrats to Kennon Lorick!


Thank you & happy composting,

Tennessee Environmental Council


"Come, Post your Compost" Weekly Submission October 11, 2018

Howdy folks,

A friendly reminder to submit this week's compost totals & photos by end of day Sunday, October 14th. Click here to submit. Again, let us know if you have any issues, and we'll do our best to assist you.

*Remember, you must complete these weekly submissions to stay in the running for monthly cash prizes*


Thank you & happy composting,

Tennessee Environmental Council

"Come, Post your Compost" Weekly Submissions link October 04, 2018

Hello everyone,

It's that time... finally! Click here to submit your weekly compost totals & photos. Please do so by end of day Sunday, October 7th. Let us know if you have any issues, and we'll do our best to assist you come Monday.

*Remember, you must complete these weekly submissions to stay in the running for monthly cash prizes*


Thank you & happy composting,

Tennessee Environmental Council

Submissions Start Date for "Come, Post your Compost" September 21, 2018

Hello fellow composters!

Just a friendly reminder that we will not be recording your weekly compost totals until the beginning of October 2018. We hope to send out a submission link including the weekly survey and photo uploads starting Thursday, October 4th. So be on the lookout then!

Thank you,

Tennessee Environmental Council




"Come, Post your Compost" -- Next Steps September 14, 2018

Hello,

Thank you for registering for Come, Post your Compost! If you ordered supplies, please allow approximately one week for delivery.

In
the meantime, please pick a spot in your yard to compost, and begin
dumping your food scraps (no meat or dairy, please). We will send you a link
each week to report your total amount of composting for the week as
well as photos to demonstrate these recordings. PLEASE NOTE: Reporting
your compost totals and photos in our weekly surveys is required for
eligibility for cash prizes. The more you get involved, the more "raffle
tickets" you enter into the random drawings which takes place on the
15th and last day of each month (Starting October 2018). An additional
$100 prize is offered monthly for the "Composter of the Month" -- one
individual who has gone the extra mile, as deemed by a panel of judges.

To increase your chances of winning the twice-a-month drawing, you can take one or more of the following actions:

  • Fill out the weekly surveys, including 2 photos and compost totals
  • Become a compost recruiter (get others to join this effort -- your neighborhood, place of worship, business, friends on social media).
  • Make a donation to support the program.
  • Post additional photos and stories on your social media using the hastag #ComePostYourCompost and tag us in it.

We also encourage you to join our Facebook group,
"Come, Post your Compost!" so that you can become involved with the
composting community of TN. Here you can discuss tidbits of advice,
challenges and successes through your composting experience through
photos, videos and more.

DISCLAIMER: Even though you may compost anywhere in the world, and we want you to, you must be a Tennessee resident in order to be eligible for registration, supplies and cash prizes.


Thank you and happy composting,

Tennessee Environmental Council