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Pashon Murray

Founder, Detroit Dirt
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Region: Midwest

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Working to reduce the carbon footprint of Detroit by revitalizing neighborhoods, Pashon Murray is finding solutions to re-use or recycle everyday organic waste.  In fact, to Pashon, there is no such thing as waste, and she is on a mission to eliminate landfill use. Murray co-founded Detroit Dirt in 2010, a local composting company that is focused on creating a circular economy in Detroit.  By diverting organic waste from landfills and turning it into compost, she can help make Detroit a leader in this area, and create a scalable model for other cities. She is passionate about integrating closed-loop systems for corporations, cities, and states across the nation.  Pashon is a MIT Media Lab Fellow, a proud Detroiter, and continues to be recognized as a leader in the zero-waste movement.

The world is made up of all different people, races, genders, whomever. These are environmental problems, not just a black and white thing; this is all of our problem. The mistake people make is they come in and assume they have all the solutions and they don’t even get it… To me the people who are truly changemakers- the leaders- are thinking about and listening to other people and what they’re going through.

Pashon Murray

This woman turns restaurant waste into high-quality soil!

Posted by NowThis Food on Thursday, February 8, 2018
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