If you’re looking for one major action you can take right now to improve life on earth and the longevity of the human species, it’s composting in your own home!
What is compost?
Compost is created from the aerobic decomposition of many materials typically thought of as waste, including food scraps, leaves, straw, and more.
Composting mixes carbon-rich materials (brown stuff) like dried plant material and paper products with nitrogen-rich materials (green stuff) like food scraps and that combo encourages billions of microorganisms to break down the materials into gorgeous, rich compost.
Why should you compost?
Our conventional farms are far too reliant on petroleum-based synthetic fertilizers which pollute the local water supply and harm wildlife. But compost can dramatically reduce a farmer’s need for chemical inputs.
Organic farmers can incorporate microorganism- and nutrient-rich compost into the soil to help encourage healthy plant growth. Plus 40% of all food produced in this country goes into a landfill, and food scraps should not be taking up room there! Not to mention food waste in landfills creates methane gas which is far more potent than CO2 (greenhouse gas).