I'm sure most of you have heard of methane, a greenhouse gas that traps in heat (read: global warming inducer) at a higher rate than carbon dioxide does. Well, cows farts aren't the only thing containing it — 13% of the nation's trash is food which then sits in our landfills and emits tons of methane. So what can you do to keep these greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere? Compost! Use it to feed the soil that feeds us.
Many of us probably don't have mass amounts of space in our backyards to make a heaping compost pile, but fear not, it can be done right in your own kitchen. Ask Umbra from Grist.org has some great tips on countertop and freezer (yes, freezer) composting methods and what you can do with that mini compost pile when it's ripe (in more ways than one) for the planting.
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