Be the Bee Campaign
We want to spread the message far and wide: caring for our Earth and our soil truly pays off on the long run. We all know that our food choices impact our health. But did you know the health of our soil impacts the quality of our food, the nutrient density of our food and it has a great impact on our climate as well.
According to the Duke Nicholas School of the Environment, the environmental costs of food waste are quite staggering. 3.3. billion metric tons of carbon dioxide are released each year through the production, harvesting, transporting and packaging of (ultimately) wasted food. Once food reaches the landfills, the scraps begin to decompose, releasing methane gas into the atmosphere. Methane gas has a warming potential of roughly 21 times that of carbon dioxide, meaning it has an even larger impact on the global climate than CO2.
When you browse the data and look at the statistics on climate change, trying to combat it by making changes in your daily life can sometimes seem daunting. As an individual, solving a problem of this magnitude can seem downright impossible. On those days, when you feel like throwing in the towel, try taking a cue from the bees. In a colony, each bee has its role. Some pollinate, some make the honey, some guard the queen, and each and every single bee contributes in their own way to something much greater. One bee alone can’t make the honey, or keep countless species of plant life pollinated, but together, they can do incredible things. A problem like climate change may not be fixable by one person alone, but if we all do our part, we can make a HUGE impact! Just like the bees, we are doing our part, and working towards something wonderful. And you can too!
We can all make a huge difference each day, through the simple act of composting. According to the EPA, 34% of methane emissions in the US are attributed to landfills, which are the largest direct human source of methane.
Methane is 23-71 times as bad as carbon dioxide at trapping heat in our atmosphere, and composting can lower your carbon footprint by a staggering amount! For instance, over 50% of municipal garbage is compostable. US landfills and incinerators receive 167 million tons of trash every year. We have the power to cut that number in half!
CompostNow is a Raleigh NC based organization, makes communities compostable, helping individuals and businesses reduce their carbon footprint and reconnect people to healthy soil and where healthy food comes from. They facilitate our composting efforts and allow us to track our environmental impact with each passing week. In doing so, they allow us to contribute to a growing movement to protect our Planet and preserve its beauty.
Through the act of composting, we have diverted Being able to see our impact is an amazing feeling, and we hope you will join the buzz!
This Holiday Season, give the gift that will continue to keep giving and has a great impact on our future: start a composting service available in your area! partnered with CompostNow to urge people to start composting and Be that Bee of change. According to is running a promotion right now called “Be the Bee”, and we are joining the effort in the hopes that more people will answer the call. If you sign up using the link below, you will get two FREE weeks of composting!
This Holiday, give the best gift to yourself and our Planet and sign up for CompostNow or another composting service in your area!