Time: May 5, 2011 from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Kallangur Library
Street: 1480 Anzac Avenue
Website or Map: http://www.moretonbay.qld.gov…
Phone: 3204 4944
Event Type: free, workshop
Organized By: Moreton Shire Council
Latest Activity: May 4, 2011
Supposed to book in but apparently there hasn't been a huge response to these workshops. You can phone the library or take a punt and just turn up.
International Composting Awareness Week is a week of awareness about the importance of this valuable organic resource and to promote compost use, knowledge and products.
Approximately 60% of the rubbish Australians put in the everyday mixed-waste ‘garbage bin’ could be put to better use in the garden as compost and mulch or could be returned to agricultural land to improve soil quality.
Alarmingly, such a huge amount of organically-active material buried ‘anaerobically’ (without air) in landfill causes over 3% of Australia’s total greenhouse gas emissions annually by producing methane: a gas with 25 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide! If properly composted instead, this same organic waste could help to abate climate change in yet another way: by sinking or ‘sequestering’ carbon back into the soil.
And if combating climate change with compost isn’t impressive enough, using compost on land reduces the need for water by an average of 30%!
Compost products can also regenerate ravaged areas (like mining or salinity effected sites) and can even be used to help clean storm water before it travels into the ocean (as is the case at North Steyne Beach in New South Wales).
Composting is the intelligent alternative. We can compost to help scrap carbon pollution. Composting is the responsible and sustainable thing to do for our planet.
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