community composting tips

Tips for starting a community composting project

If you are interested in community composting, here are some great tips!

Composting is a proven way to address problems like climate disruption. It cuts methane emissions at landfills, while storing carbon in soils.

When it takes place at the community level, it’s a terrific strategy for unleashing the power of collaboration and civic engagement to move toward a zero waste economy that puts people and planet first. Community composting is the not-so-radical idea that compost is used where it’s made and the community participates in some way.

Community-scale composters serve an integral and unique role in both the broader composting industry and the sustainable food movement. They are often social innovators and entrepreneurs. Many collect food scraps with bikes. Others employ youth and marginalized individuals. A growing number utilize cooperative ownership structures.

Community composters are located at schools, universities, community gardens, farms, and many other places – urban, rural, and suburban. Their distinguishing feature is keeping the process and product as local as possible while engaging the community through participation and education.

Interested in starting a project? Here are some tips for getting started.

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Charleston Good is the Lowcountry’s Grassroots Resource & Support Network.
Our mission is to develop, support, and promote nonprofit and grassroots people, projects, organizations and collaborations in the Lowcountry. We are founders of the #goodsharing movement and we believe in #collaborating4change