GREEN PROJECT: Melissa Pringle, Compost Carpools

Description of Individual or Organization

Melissa has a passion for diverting waste from landfills to help produce a richer soil and better food for future generations. This is something that was on her heart about a year and a half ago and she is already making a difference with Compost Carpool.

Leadership (Nominee demonstrates leadership through example, knowledge, attitude)

Melissa has thrown herself into learning about compositing and how it can be possible for businesses and consumers. She has been reaching out and expanding her network to think outside the box to bring Compost Carpools mission to life.

Environmental Impact (Nominee demonstrates a positive impact on the local environment via policy change, product offering, significant volunteer contribution or other achievement)

Compost Carpool is a product offering to consumers to help them have a composting option is they themselves do not want to compost or have the space to compost. The owner, Melissa, works with local farms to ensure the food waste gets to a place where they will reuse and compost on behalf of her members.

Community Impact (Nominee demonstrates commitment to DFW green community through involvement with causes, business ventures or organizations)

She is diverting waste from landfills to create a better soil to produce healthier food. She has a consumer business including one franchisee and is working to get more. In addition, she has a commercial program that allows business to have an onsite composter that Compost Carpool will service and manage.

Other reasons for your nomination:

Melissa is dedicated to ensuring everyone has an opportunity to compost or divert food waste from landfills. She has had several meeting with school districts in hope of creating a program to help teach young people the importance of a healthy soil for healthy food.