Going for Green in Lyons

By Kathleen Thurmes, Eco-Cycle
Holy crap! Dogs in the United States produce enough waste to fill 109 football fields 10 feet deep every year!
And I imagine that we’re producing our fair share and then some in Boulder County, which has tens of thousands of dog owners.

So where does all that waste end up? That’s the question Rose Seemann, founder of EnviroWagg dog waste composting,

 

Going for Green in Lyons

By Eco-Cycle Staff
Imagine this: You go to the grocery store and buy five bags of groceries. On your way out, you drop two bags on the ground...and keep walking. That’s what Americans essentially do every day--waste up to 40% of the food they buy. At the same time, one in seven Americans struggles to put enough food on the table.

The REAL Cost of Food Waste
There are significant consequences to that waste, financially and environmentally. According to the book American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (and What We Can Do About It), the average American family spends approximately $2,220 per year on food that is never eaten. According to the UN, if food

 

Going for Green in Lyons

By Kathleen Thurmes and Dan Matsch

Composting is a living process where microorganisms eat decaying matter (and each other). It can also involve macro-organisms like compost worms. Not being mammals, both kinds of critters move (and eat) progressively slower as their surroundings get colder. So composting inevitably slows down in backyard bins in the winter, but with a few simple practices, you can continue to put your food scraps in your bin right through the cold weather and have a jump on great soil for next spring.

Keep it moist: Freezing and thawing dries out the top several inches of your pile. Before you empty your kitchen food scrap bin, run an inch or so of water into it,

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