Free the Grease

Free the Grease

is our flagship program designed to combat the problems arising from waste cooking fats, oils and greases-collectively known as FOGS.

The primary goal of the Free the Grease Campaign (FGC) is to prevent waste cooking FOGs from reaching any and all waterways, while helping fund the artistic pursuits of young people. This fundraising campaign is a unique platform the youth can leverage to heavily influence the world they will inherit.

Free the Grease fosters a strong learning culture and creates avenues of action to preserve their communities.

We maximize impact by simultaneously utilizing the 4 components below combined with a service to recover waste FOGS.

Community Partnerships

We seek to partner with local schools, businesses, community-based organizations and faith-based entities to promote the “Free the Grease Campaign” (FGC)

Youth Ambassadors

We seek to recruit and develop youth ambassadors to drive the “FGC”. Information sessions will be held at local high schools, community recreational centers, and like entities to formally recruit youth leaders to apply for Youth Ambassadors positions.


Educational Training

Youth Ambassadors undergo educational and professional development training sessions concerning environmental issues and strategies to improve those issues.

Organizational Fundraising

School and organizational groups (i.e. student government association, sporting teams, church youth groups) among others will have the ability to use the FGC as a fundraising vehicle for their activities.






Water plays a critical part in any community’s health.


Improper waste disposal can grind the sewer system to a halt, greatly affecting the things we take for granted.

Vegetable oil, cooking fats and grease can hamper the water flow and negatively affect the purity of the water.

The more improperly disposed waste vegetable oil, cooking fats, and grease, the more problems and expenses

our water supply will have. In Birmingham, the projected cost to keep the water clean for 2011 was $70,000,000.