Rise Leaders Radio

Doing Good + Doing Well: Lauren Clarke and Turn Compost

October 24, 2019

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My passion for gardening may strike some as selfish, or merely an act of resignation in the face of overwhelming problems that beset the world. It is neither. I have found that each garden is just what Voltaire proposed in Candide: a microcosm of a just and beautiful society. ”

Andrew Weil

On Earth Day 2018 Lauren Clarke launched Turn Compost, Dallas’ first subscription composting service.  Turn has experienced phenomenal growth, proving that it’s possible to run a profitable company that truly and clearly does good. 

In 18 months, Turn’s subscription service has grown to 17 zip codes in Dallas and 8 drop-off locations in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.  Revenues are up 648% comparing Q3 2018 to Q32019.  Any start-up would love these numbers! 

Lauren shares some staggering statistics, both alarming and exciting, on the topic of foodwaste and the industry that’s growing around it.  I predict we’ll be seeing more businesses sprouting up to address the plethora of possibilities.

We will also hear Lauren’s advice about start-ups and the benefits of getting more connected to our sources for food. 

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