Compost is the solution to many of our greatest challenges.
Climate change, degraded soil, drought, nutrient loss in foods, landfills emitting powerful greenhouse gases—these are all significant challenges communities everywhere are facing. And all these challenges are united by one relatively easy fix—compost. Landfilling our organic discards like food scraps and yard debris creates methane, a greenhouse gas that is far more potent and dangerous in the short term than carbon dioxide. It makes no sense that we are knowingly and unnecessarily creating these greenhouse emissions. Instead, we can collect locally-generated organic discards, transform them into compost using nature’s own process, and apply the finished compost on our local degraded agricultural and urban landscapes.
With this one, simple strategy, we can grow much healthier, drought-resistant plants, return nutrients to our food, retain moisture in the soil, and replenish the soil’s ability to draw down and safely store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to actually reverse climate change. It’s such a perfect solution to so many of our greatest problems, future generations might wonder why we didn’t employ it much earlier on.
Every community has organic discards, so every community can benefit from the Compost Solution. That’s why Eco-Cycle is committed to working with the Boulder County community to help build a circular compost system model that includes the infrastructure, policy, and educational programs needed to innovate and implement the Compost Solution for communities everywhere.