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The One-Week-To-Go “Big Boy (or Girl!)” Trailer Kickstarter Stretch Goal

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Our Kickstarter Project is going awesome. We’ve been truly humbled by the amount of support by backers from all across the US (and Canada/Europe too). It’s not over yet though. We’re Dreaming Big!

Behind every Compost Boy (or Girl!) is a Big Person. Usually an awesome Big Person like mom or dad or a friend. These Big People sometimes help with the heavy lifting that comes with bike-powered, community composting.

Pile turning.
Bike hauling.
Bucket lifting.

We may be youth-driven but these Big People are an important part of our bucket slinging operation.

In collaboration with our friends from Gainesville Compost and Kanner Karts, we are setting a stretch goal in our final 7 days to help fund a “Big Boy (or Girl!)” cargo trailer. It will be built to spec in Florida. With a hauling capacity of 350 pounds, this bike trailer is the real deal. It will allow us to scale up our Community Sustained Compost Project to help more of our neighbors reduce their waste by making composting super easy for them.

This Stretch Goal aims to raise another $1200 to cover the cost of the trailer and shipping. We’re almost half way there already so with a little more support we can make this happen.

“With the power of compost (and a Big Boy (or Girl!) Trailer), anything is possible.”

You can back us HERE.

Thank you and Compost On!

The C’sC Team

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Bike-Powered Community Composting : A Kickstarter Project

We believe a community that composts together, grows together.

We also believe in the power of the bicycle. We have proven that bike-powered community composting can work in Traverse City. By using pedal power, we are greening our neighborhood, reducing waste, saving landfill space, and growing amazing garden soil.

Our Kickstarter Project will help us invest in two more bike cargo trailers. These trailers will go to other kids in TC who are slinging buckets in their own neighborhoods. The paperboy disappeared years ago but being a Compost Boy (or Girl!) is a great job for kids today.

Our backers will also be funding the most awesome compost T-shirt in Traverse City history. It has been designed locally by the creative geniuses at Tee See Tee and looks awesome. The T-shirt will be part of our “Traverse City Dirt” campaign which is focused on raising awareness about the awesomeness of growing TC food with TC compost made from TC kitchen scraps.

You can back us here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2070168948/traverse-citys-bike-powered-community-composting

Traverse City is an awesome town. We love our water, our local food and our local farmers. We are a foodie town but hopefully, real soon, we’ll be a compost town too. There’s a lot of value in those banana peels and apple cores and, as you know, you can’t grow awesome veggies without awesome soil.

So let’s be Compost Champions together and make it happen, OK?

Like my friend Gary said, “With the power of compost, anything is possible”.

You can support our KS Project at 6 different levels:

1. Worm Wrangler Level ($10)

A C’sC decal for your bicycle, bike helmet or gasp!….your fossil fueled transport pod. Banana peels rock! +
Hand-written Thank You note +
High Five from Carter

2. Bucket Slinger Level ($25)

A C’sC decal for your bicycle, bike helmet or gasp!….your fossil fueled transport pod. Banana peels rock! +
Hand-written Thank You note +
High Five from Carter +
Your name added to “Our Donors” page

3. Dirt Screener Level ($50)

Hand-written Thank You note from Carter +
Your name added to “Our Donors” page +
Your own “Traverse City Dirt” T-shirt

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4. Pile Builder Level ($100)

Your name added to “Our Donors” page +
Your own “Traverse City Dirt” Tshirt +
Your choice of either a C’sC counter-top compost pail or a 5-gallon bucket of our amazing locally grown neighborhood compost.

5. Pitchfork Power Level ($250) [Corporate Sponsorship]

Your name/business logo included in the quarterly Update From The Pile newsletter +
Your name/business logo addedOur Sponsors” page +
Your business logo sticker on our new bike trailer +
Your own “Traverse City Dirt” T-shirt

6. Compost Champion Level ($500) [Corporate Sponsorship]

Your name/business logo included in the quarterly Update From The Pile newsletter +
Your name/business logo added to “Our Sponsors” page +
Your business logo sticker on our new bike trailer +
Your business logo sticker on 3 of our compost buckets +
Your own awesome “Traverse City Dirt” T-shirt

Thank for your support and helping us make bike-powered, youth-driven, community composting the new normal in Traverse City.