Today’s challenge is to start composting – or at least look into it.
Part 1 of this challenge – instead of putting your peelings and other food waste in the bin, save it for this one day and see how much you would divert from the landfill, then consider starting composting at home or with your city’s composting program (where available).
Maybe keep the peelings and such in a bag throughout the day and then weigh the bag at the end of the day. Take a photo of it and share it on social media. Then, if you multiply that times 365 that’s how much your household is contributing to the landfill each year.
Part 2 of this challenge is to actually start composting. If you have five to 10 minutes today, research what it would take to start composting. So much of what ends up in the landfill is wasted food. Something like 40% of food in America is thrown away. Composting not only diverts food from going to the landfill, it also nourishes the soil making it healthier for growing more healthy food and the cycle continues. So, you can find out if your city has a composting program. Or, if you have the ability and space to have compost in your own yard and start a garden this summer, this is a good time to get it started. Feel overwhelmed by the idea of starting your own compost? SustainableThree.com offers consulting services for this very thing.
If you already compost, congratulations!
You can either take the day off or do one of the Optional Challenges today!
Thank you for reducing your waste!