Composting as a climate solution


December 28, 2022

We are Youth for the Environment and People – a cohort of Skagit County teens working to complete a climate action project. Our project will improve food composting at Sedro-Woolley High School and educate about the importance of composting. Here we discuss how food waste contributes to climate change and how composting can limit its negative impacts.

Food waste is a big contributor to climate change. When people waste food, scraps usually end up in landfills, where they start to release methane, a greenhouse gas. Methane contributes to climate change by making the earth hotter in the same way...

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