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Laura Rosenshine

is the founder of Common Ground Compost, an organization based in NYC dedicated to helping commercial businesses compost while providing information and education for anyone and everyone interested in composting. Talk Trash City will bring fun, creativity, and business innovation to how we view and manage our waste stream.

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Meredith Danberg-Ficarelli

sees a silver lining around the urban waste cloud. She has founded and operated urban waste management and sustainability programs, and is now working with Common Ground Compost. The wheels towards system transformation are already in motion, and Meredith sees Talk Trash City as part of a global  network propelling the materials management industry into this century.


Allison Reser


talks passionately about recycling, composting, and zero waste to anyone who will listen - her friends, her family, complete strangers, or people in the entertainment industry that she meets through her job at Earth Angel. She is thrilled to join Talk Trash City, where "trash" isn't a dirty word, and where we work together toward a waste-free world!

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Kellen Parker


is passionate about finding better solutions to our waste problem. He is interested in businesses that realize how much value we lose to single-use products and that are finding ways to keep our resources in the ground. Talk Trash City is an exciting way to engage entrepreneurs and spectators from different sectors around the common themes of waste.

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Kelsey Kahn


has been an environmental advocate since she first learned to recycle. Her passion for environmentalism have taken her from the backcountry of Alaska to the mountains of Swaziland as she has studied topics ranging from youth’s understanding of conservation to alternative energy policy and dam deconstruction. 


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Talk Trash City is fiscally sponsored by the Open Space Institute, a New York-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization, as part of their Citizen Action Program. 

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The Open Space Institute protects scenic, natural and historic landscapes to provide public enjoyment, conserve habitat and working lands and sustain communities.

Thanks to this sponsorship, all donations to Talk Trash City are tax deductible.