One of our sources of inspiration, the East Side Pedallers are not only actively meeting their mission to strengthen both the community and the local food system, but they have an awe-inspiring website as well! We love their rewards program called The Loop, in which the weight of scraps residents turn in can be exchanged for loop points. The accumulated points can be redeemed to get a wide variety of goods from local businesses in the area. They even provide the opportunity to earn a pretty sweet Fairdale Bicycle! We hope that as our program grows, we too will be able to provide such a program with similar partnerships gained with local restaurants and like-minded, creative business owners! We too will be weighing the food you turn in so that we can better understand the environmental impact we are having...this seem likes a valuable and gosh-darn fun natural extension to this data collection. Here, here for creating our own form of compost currency! You've gotta check it out.