Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Suggest compositing at your children's school

(For the 13th of February)

Islets, Galapagos Islands
Photograph by Philippe Bourseiller
School canteens create an enormous amount of organic waste that could be turned into compost. Many schools already compost their waste and do so in ways that allow students to participate in the process - whether through work in science lessons, by growing vegetables in on-site gardens or by simply making the students responsible for sorting their recyclables and organic materials at every meal. This can not only reduce waste but also teaches young people about the importance of reducing waste and how composting works.

For your children's canteen, or your workplace cafeteria, take the initiative by explaining the economic and ecological advantages of composting. If there isn't space to compost on site, you can arrange for organic waste to be collected for composting elsewhere.
-from the book '365 Ways to Save the Earth' by Philippe Bourseiller

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