Emma and Ugo Angeletti are 18- and 19-year-old siblings whom started their own nonprofit organization dedicated to collecting food waste around Miami, Florida in 2018. The nonprofit is called back2earth and since June of 2018 they have collected over 15,000 pounds of food waste.

The siblings have turned this food waste into 4,000 pounds of compost and used it to nourish hyperlocal gardens. How does this work? Well, they installed food waste drop-off stations and compost stations around Miami, Florida. The siblings efforts have also saved about 25,000 gallons of water and stopped 130,000 pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.

Because of all this, the siblings were recently announced as the winners of the General Mills’s Feeding Better Futures program which basically supports younger generations who want to help improve global food issues. With mentorship from this program and the $50,000 grant money, the siblings will be able to add more drop-off stations and gardens outside of Florida and distribute more compost kits for residents to use in their own homes.

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