Mitigate Climate Change Through Urban Composting

Posted on Tuesday, 9 March 2021 under Engaging Eaters Info

Do your part!

Whether you have a balcony, garden, windowsill, or a small indoor space, there are opportunities for you to compost.

  • Divert food waste. Help keep tons of food scraps out and extend the life of our landfills.
  • Reduce methane emissions. The compaction of food waste and plastics in landfills generates the toxic gas methane.
  • Bind toxins. Healthy compost as part of home gardens and green spaces can help rid of urban toxins.
  • Fight against pests and disease. Compost adds organic matter and raises soil PH. Healthy soil is better equipped to fight against unwanted guests.
  • Absorb and store carbon. Improve plants’ ability to harvest and store carbon in soil by incorporating
    compost into your soil.

Making compost is really an important climate-wise act that I think is not often talked about.” – Compost and Education Centre’s Site Manager and Community Education Coordinator, Kayla Siefried

Helpful Links

Composting Factsheets

Composting Bins 101

Food Recycling for Condos & Apartments

Your Garden as a Carbon Sink

document highlighting how composting benefits the climate

Mitigate Climate Change through Urban Composting