Composting Will Help Fulfill Paris Climate Agreement
Benefits of composting
As the US government pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord, the rest of the world is steadfast in their commitment to fighting global warming. So, if there’s a silver lining, it’s that the business world and private citizens have all rallied together to assure the US, and the world, that we are still committed to lowering carbon emissions and preventing the end of the world as we know it. That being said, here’s something simple that will greatly help the US lower carbon emissions and fulfill our commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement: Composting!!
The Paris Climate Agreement
The Paris Climate Agreement is an agreement between 196 countries (now 195) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to prevent the global temperature from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times. If we’re really good, we can prevent the global temperature from rising above 1.5 degrees. But, for now, the goal is to remain below two.
Methane is the worst greenhouse gas
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified landfills as one of the major contributors to climate change. When trash, especially trash that is mixed with organic materials, the trash pile will produce high amounts of methane. Methane is a major contributor to climate change and one of the absolute worst greenhouse gasses. Much more harmful than carbon dioxide. By recycling and composting, we can greatly reduce the amount of trash that we dump in landfills.
Composting reduces greenhouse gas emissions
It is estimated that more than half of household trash is organic and compostable materials. By joining a local curbside composting program in your neighborhood, or setting up a composting system in your garden, you can help your community, your state, your country, and the planet. Composting at home will greatly reduce the greenhouse gas emissions produced by large amounts of organic materials in landfills. Plus, when you compost your organic materials, you are also producing a nutrient rich material that will help your garden thrive.
Composting saves water
When you add homemade compost to your soil, you’ll help the plants, trees, and flowers grow healthier and stronger. Nutrient-rich compost will also reduce the amount of water you’ll need to sustain your garden. The Colorado soil is very heavy in clay, and a great, organic, homemade compost will be a great supplement to the clay soil, making it easier for your plants to breathe and grow.
Revampt is committed to fighting global warming
At Revampt, we’ve dedicated our lives to protecting the planet every way we can. Whether it’s composting, saving water, reducing energy, or creating sustainable home furnishings, we are committed to doing our part for Mother Earth. If you’re interested in learning more about composting and how you can help fight global warming, check out this great article in The Denver Post.
Sustainable home furnishings
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