No, I Know’s Make a Difference Series continues. Across America there are beach towns and resorts areas filled with restaurants and hotels that can create an incredible amount of waste and food waste. Ocean City, Maryland is no different. What can be done about this food waste? Lets find out. 

Segment One: Josh Chamberlain is the visionary founder of Go Green OC, an environmental non-profit committed to transforming Ocean City, Maryland into the first zero waste resort town in the United States. Armed with a background in marketing, Josh has always harbored a deep passion for environmental preservation and a profound dedication to safeguarding the planet for future generations. In 2018, driven by an unwavering commitment, Josh transformed this passion into a compelling mission by establishing Go Green OC. Under Josh’s leadership, the organization has achieved remarkable milestones in the quest for a cleaner, healthier planet. This includes spearheading a citywide compost program that has diverted over 650,000 pounds of food waste. 

Segment Two: Prince Street Elementary’s Rhythm & Roots was founded by Physical Education, Health and World Music Teacher, Dustin Thomas. Three students unexpectedly lost their father during the 2018-2019 school year. Mr. Thomas could see a change in their schoolwork and behavior, and he knew he had to find a way to connect with them. Knowing their father played drums, he created an after-school music program, Rhythm and Roots, to engage these struggling scholars and strengthen their connection to their father’s legacy. The program began with a whistle, drumsticks, and paint buckets donated by a local paint store. Many Prince Street scholars asked to participate as they heard what was happening. Mr. Thomas began writing grant applications to obtain funding for additional equipment. Rhythm and Roots became a program with local, state, and national recognition in many outlets, including Inspire One Magazine, SHAPE Maryland, Hip Hop Public Health, and the NBC Today Show.


All Music and Lyrics by your hosts, James Harrell and Ilyana Kadushin

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