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Seventh Generation's Guide to Composting. They are known as the three Rs, the holy trinity of sustainability that asks us to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.

Seventh Generation's Guide to Composting

I would now like to suggest a fourth R: Rot. It may sounds strange, but rot is a crucial part of maintaining a low-impact home. Rot means composting, the art of creating nutrient-rich fertilizer from kitchen scraps, yard trimmings, and other organic wastes. Composting takes these materials out of our trash cans and returns them to the Earth where they're needed. How much garbage are we talking about? When we throw these wastes away, we remove the vital nutrients they contain from Earth's soils forever and break the cycle of regeneration on which nature depends. When you compost, you're simply helping microbes, fungi, and other organisms convert organic materials into the basic building blocks of soil and nature's ideal fertilizer. Q: What can I compost? Q: Where do I keep my compost? Q: Where do I put the bin? Q: What's a good compost pile look like? Q: How do I maintain it? The Container Store. Share on pinterest_shareShare on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailMore Sharing ServicesShare We have partnered with Teens Turning Green on a super cool initiative…Project Green Challenge.

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The Challenge seeks to engage high school and college students across the country and inspire them to become more behaviorally conscious through a 30-day green lifestyle Challenge. It will all take place this fall when students will be given 30 simple steps to experience how easy the transition to green can be. The Challenge aims to raise awareness about conscious living, informed consumption, and the collective impact of individual actions, while empowering them with actionable steps for their own lives.

The Challenge will be comprised of simple, daily challenges to demonstrate just how fun, accessible, and effective environmentally- and socially-responsible living can be. To learn more about Project Green Challenge and to get involved, visit Recycle City. Free Green Can: Recycling On The GO! Who is eligible to Host?

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Revenue Sharing: The Free Green Can pays you to help or completely pay for your recycling expenses. Host and the Public Message: Free Green Can strives to abide by each host's values. >>> To HOST with us, please contact Free Green Can! Shop: Product Detail. Composting, the process of converting kitchen and yard waste into valuable fertilizer, is the core activity of every gardener.

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Compost is the single most important supplement you can give your garden. Composters are made in three basic styles – bins, tumblers, and continuous-use. Compost bins are open on the bottom and set directly on the ground. Compost tumblers are sealed composters which speed the process of composting. Continuous-use composters have two chambers for separating finished compost from fresh materials, so there is no waiting for batches to finish. Customize Your Design. Electronics TakeBack Coalition. Dump and Haul. Recycling Bins and Components.