Friday, September 29, 2006

Fighting Global Warming in Your Garden

I read recently that the average family of 3 that composts yard and garden waste is actually reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 125 kilograms/year. Given the amount of 'garden gone wild' trimmings we have hauled to the curb for municipal compost pickup (about 45 kg last week alone!), I figure that our family of 2 did about 200kg, which works out to a quarter-ton of GHG neutralized. Yay!

See this EPA report (PDF) on municipal composting for more facts and figures. Also consider looking up your area in the Grassroots Recycling Zero Waste Network and see what you can do!


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