40. Does your household compost biodegradable waste?
If food scraps, garden waste, and other biodegradable waste ends up in land-fill, it rots and produces methane (a greenhouse gas that is even more damaging than carbon dioxide). In contrast, if we put all such waste in a compost bin, worm farm, bokashi bucket, or similar, and then add it to our gardens, we achieve healthier soil. Healthy soil not only grows food better, it also is a more effective carbon sink than poor soil. See The Science of Composting for easy to follow tips.
This survey covers a selection of the most common actions that contribute towards a safe climate, but there are numerous other beneficial actions too. If you want more ideas about things you can do, have a look at the Eco Era Sustainable Living Guide.
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