Join Green Action Centre in celebrating International Compost Awareness Week  and get composting.

Winnipeg, MB –  Composting is easy; requiring little effort and very few tools. By composting at home, you can reduce your household waste by over 40% and cut down on green house gas emissions. When organic materials get sent to a landfill they produce a methane gas that is 21 times more harmful than CO2 gas. Whereas applying finished compost to the ground replenishes much needed nutrients to the soil and is absolutely loved by plants and gardens.

This year in honour of International Compost Awareness Week, an awareness campaign that was started right here in Canada, Green Action Centre calls upon all Manitobans to get out there and start composting. Collect your food scraps: fruits, veggies, eggshells, coffee grounds, hair, pasta, tissues; it can all be turned into rich beautiful soil. Add in some dried yard waste such as all those leaves that you rake every year, avoid meat and dairy, stir once in a while and you’re composting! Easy. Period. At school, at work and at home, composting can be down anywhere. Take this opportunity to get started and find out how easy it is. Green Action Center is here to help you with all your composting education needs.

o Register for one of our free compost presentations held at various locations in Winnipeg May 6th-15th .

o No back yard? Live in an apartment? No problem! You can compost indoors using Red Wriggler worms! Learn how to do this by attending our vermicomposting workshop on May 8th.

o Start a composting program at your workplace or your school. We can help!

o Already composting? Having troubles? Visit our troubleshooting webpage.

o Don’t forget to add leaves to those kitchen scraps! Dry leaves are needed to balance out the kitchen scraps, which are high in moisture. No leaves? Add sawdust or even shredded paper and this will do the trick.

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