Passing the Sustainability Torch to the Next Generation

Passing the Sustainability Torch to the Next Generation

Get your Children or Grandchildren Involved in Composting at Home.

Composting is a great way to teach them how to build a sustainable home, stewardship, and responsibility. In addition, involving children and young adults in composting at home offers a wide range of benefits for their minds, bodies, and our environmental goals. It is like passing the torch of sustainability to the next generation.

It fosters love of nature, conservation, and facilitate their future contribution to preserving our planet by composting the organic waste that we produce at home.

Furthermore, kids and young adults are notoriously picky eaters, which leads to significant amount of food waste. By composting, they will be able to realize how much waste is produced at home and will help you to reduce it. BTW, the FDA estimates that the average person disposes an average of 219 pounds a year. That’s like every person in America throwing more than 650 average-sized apples right into the garbage, or right into landfills, as most discarded food ends up there.

By composting together, they will learn not only how to reduce food-waste, but how to sort and identify compostable materials, observe how food is decomposed, and be participants of the composting cycle in action. All, while enjoying their company.

Finally, if you harvest compost together, they will be able to witness the end-product and can even be participants of spreading the fruit of their work into flower and vegetable beds in your garden.

Here are some additional facts provided by the USA EPA (Environmental Protection Agency):

  • Food is the single largest component taking up space inside US landfills or 22% of the total municipal waste.
  • The US discards more food than any other country in the world (near 40 million tons/year).
  • The above is estimated to be 30-40% of the entire US food supply.

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