29 Apr '11, 4pm

Compost Awareness Week kicks off today! Have you ever thought about composting?

Food scraps can easily be composted at home. Photo: Alex Vietti, Earth911.com International Compost Awareness Week starts May 1. Are you ready? If not, we’re here for you. Earth911 has given you a lot of information about composting over the years. Ask the Editor: Are Eggshells Really Compostable? Cheat Sheet: Composting Cooking for Compost series Composting in the City Composting 101 Organic waste – your food scraps, yard trimmings, paper products and other compostable items- made up more than two-thirds of the U.S. municipal solid waste stream in 2009. About 33 million tons of food scraps are thrown away each year. The problem with so much organic waste going into the landfill is that the rotting food creates methane gas, which can be up to 21 times the global warming potential of CO2, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. By diverting this waste from la...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2011/04/29/compost-awareness-wee...

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It's time for... Nature Photo of the Week: Enjoy!

It's time for... Nature Photo of the Week: Enjoy!

blog.nature.org 29 Apr '11, 12pm

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epa.gov 05 May '11, 7pm

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Take part in Canadian #Environment Week’s #Geoc...

ec.gc.ca 29 Apr '11, 6pm

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epa.gov 02 May '11, 7pm

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ec.gc.ca 29 Apr '11, 7pm

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Our Nature Photo of the Week is a real winner: Enjoy!

Our Nature Photo of the Week is a real winner: ...

blog.nature.org 06 May '11, 1pm

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Got Soil? Celebrate Compost!:

Got Soil? Celebrate Compost!:

care2.com 05 May '11, 9am

International Compost Awareness Week , a global effort by the composting industry to increase acceptance of a truly elegan...

A Holy Moly Gutsy Week in Cleantech

cleantechblog.com 29 Apr '11, 9pm

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San Fran Compost Slashes Carbon Emissions

San Fran Compost Slashes Carbon Emissions

earth911.com 27 Apr '11, 2pm

San Francisco's composting program turns food scraps and yard trimmings from residents and businesses into an organic soil...