Community composting is a small-scale approach to composting that is tailored to your neighbourhood or community.
It’s happening successfully in communities around the world, largely because it’s a low-cost, low-tech, low-risk effort, creates compost to produce food, and empowers people. It reduces transportation costs and tipping fees for municipalities.
These local, small-scale programs run a lower risk of contamination compared to large-scale programs so that the compost produced can be sold or used by the community to produce food.
Community members have a low-investment way to help contribute to a healthier climate without worrying about having the time, space, knowledge or physical capacity to compost in their own backyards. And they get rich compost for their own gardens if they want!
Community composting also diverts food “waste” from landfills, creates green jobs and employs people who might face significant barriers to employment, contributes to food production, and ultimately creates rich, thriving communities.
Municipalities save money in the long-term by reducing “waste” that goes to landfills
Individuals can get involved without composting in their own homes
Small-scale production allows neighbourhoods and communities to use the compost produced towards food production
Transparent, engaged process where all parties know what’s happening every step of the way
Planeet Consulting is committed to helping organizations, municipalities and community gardens across Newfoundland & Labrador create a transparent and engaged process as they bring community composting to their neighbourhoods.
Our mission is to grow the Cooperative Community Composting Network across the province and support its goals towards a greener economy, cleaner environment, and healthy and thriving communities.
We tailor our approach to each program based on various factors, including:
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Viviana is a Zero Waste TRUE Advisor in St. John’s, NL, an environmental scientist, activist, engaged community member, and entrepreneur. Her personal goal is to create a healthier environment for her son’s generation and the generations that follow.
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We respectfully acknowledge the land on which we gather as the ancestral homelands of the Beothuk, whose culture has now been erased forever. We also acknowledge the island of Ktaqmkuk (Newfoundland) as the unceded, traditional territory of the Beothuk and the Mi’kmaq. And we acknowledge Labrador as the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Innu of Nitassinan, the Inuit of Nunatsiavut, and the Inuit of NunatuKavut.
We recognize all First Peoples who were here before us, those who live with us now, and the seven generations to come. As First Peoples have done since time immemorial, we strive to be responsible stewards of the land and to respect the cultures, ceremonies, and traditions of all who call it home. As we open our hearts and minds to the past, we commit ourselves to working in a spirit of truth and reconciliation to make a better future for all.
(Borrowed with gratitude from First Light)