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Composting is the natural process of organic matter turning back into nutrient rich soil. There are many misconceptions that composting is hard, you have to be an expert, it’s gross, or that it smells bad. Whether you live in an apartment or on a farm, there are ways you can compost.
I had an agenda of posts lined up for spring, but I can’t help but traverse to what is in front of us all right now. The COVID-19 pandemic and guidelines associated have resulted in tragedy and silver linings. There is a lot yet to be learned from this momentary freeze in time we are experiencing, but let’s take advantage of what we do know. Cities such as Delhi, Bangkok, Rome, Paris, and New York City that have hosted toxic levels of air pollutants are rapidly improving, and waterways are healing. Satellite imagery shows reduced Nitrogen levels, a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon. Animals are thriving in their habitat like never seen before by our generation, including sea turtle hatch-lings flourishing on open beaches and bears frolicking in national parks. These are all great short-term wins, more importantly the Earth is proving that it can heal itself to a certain degree. The question becomes, how do we begin to build our lives and economy again without losing the significant environmental improvements we have seen.
So, you are thumbing through Instagram and you see an ad for those sunglasses you gotta have. Thanks to technology, 3 clicks and 5 days later they are at your front door. Pretty cool right? Before you hit submit let’s look for a couple of things on that website to make sure you are voting for responsible business with your purchase.
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