This week's post is definitely a switch up from the usual. I decided to feature my school, University of Maryland Eastern Shore and their recent partnership with the company Regreen Organics. This collaboration, which is centered around transforming organic materials into reusable items; could eventually propel the University's agriculture department into new heights and also bring awareness to the up and coming company.
Being environmentally conscious is nothing new for the University, just last year Delmarva Power donated $1 million to the school which jump started their Green Collar Initiative. Fast forward to this year: on November 15, it was announced that the University is enhancing the agriculture industry by partnering with Regreen Organics and bringing innovative recycling technology to the Eastern Shore. According to Jeff Camera, the CEO of Regreen Organics, "the University has come together with us as a private company that specializes in recycling organic waste into animal feed, energy, and fertilizer. We have also partnered with local corn, soy bean and chicken farmers to provide us their waste which will be transformed into beneficial products while protecting the environment."
This partnership could flourish and start a momentum that could reach throughout the entire Eastern Shore and also bring the work that Regreen Organics is doing to a new level. The city of Princess Anne, where the school is located, is the prime place to do so because of the high occupancy of food farmers and food production.
This new endeavor the University has taken on is close to home because of how it came to be. My father, Gabriel Christian, already had a personal and professional relationship with Regreen and introduced the company to UMES. All in all, I am proud of the progress my school is making in finding new avenues to advance our renowned agriculture department, while protecting our planet.
To learn more about Regreen Organics, click this link: http://www.regreenorganics.com
(Sources: Coronel, J. (2017, November 15). UMES announces new recycling partnership with ReGreen Organics. Retrieved November 20, 2017, from http://www.wmdt.com/news/maryland/umes-announces-new-recycling-partnership-with-regreen-organics/656884222)