CompostHere.com – a community composting social network where YOU live
Share your compost bin with your neighbors!!
Cannot compost, but want too?
Compost Here is a free service to connect people who want to compost their food wastes but cannot, with people who have compost bins and want more material added.
Simple. You advertise, you connect, you meet. Composting happens.
Guests can view most of the areas in the forums, but to post new messages or reply, you need to become a member just like on Facebook or YouTube.
We’ll do our best to keep the spammers out and delete them as soon as we find them.
Links to urban composting resources can be found here.
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Spread the word! You need a flyer for printing and posting on notice boards where you live to interest people with compost bins to join Compost Here.
Compost Here Flyer – Canada / USA
From The Mark
Once again, The Simpsons nails it [Wasting Food], albeit 20 years ahead of its time: Researchers suggest that between 30 and 50 per cent of all food around the world gets thrown out before it’s eaten. That estimate was given at a symposium on food and waste in Chicago this week that also heard that Americans throw out, on average, 33 pounds of food a month, which is probably enough to feed someone for the same amount of time. As Reuters’ Lisa Baertlein and Ernest Scheyder put it, “in a year, that means each person throws away almost 400 pounds of food, the weight of an adult male gorilla.” Congrats, America! Food items that are most likely to get thrown out are produce and eggs, with 23 per cent of all eggs being thrown out.
Change your perspective and share your compost bin with your neighbours!
This is the kind of activity that I love to read about
Small-Scale Composters Are Everywhere : TreeHugger.
Last week I asked whether small-scale compost collectors could circumvent NIMBYs and create a viable, grassroots industry as an alternative to huge, centralized composting operations. I had already written about a “compost shuttle” service here in North Carolina, and elsewhere on the site we’ve covered bike-based compost collection in New York and a similar composting operation in St. Paul, Minnesota.
DIY Ethic Makes for Thriving Businesses
Now a few more have come across my radar, including the biodiesel-powered Mobile Composting Service in
Orange County, CA, and the bike- and truck-collection combo approach ofBootstrap Compost in Greater Boston.
As this article about Andy Brooks of Bootstrap Compost over at BostInno shows, there is a powerful DIY ethic at work in these businesses that could be a lesson for a broader, low-tech surge of sustainable small businesses as the mainstream economy continues to offer little hope of delivering real well-being…
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