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Maddy’s Tip #10: Composting

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Today’s Sustainable Action: Composting

If you are looking to become more sustainable, one action you could pursue is forming a composting system for your household. Compost not only improves soil structure by containing a large volume of water and nutrients, but it also reduces the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. All of your banana peels, egg shells, coffee grounds, and more, can be placed in a bin of your choosing. You need to mix the contents in the bin occasionally to help the breakdown process. Then, once your bin is full the compost inside can be sprinkled over plants or used anywhere in your yard for any other uses! This is a great way to provide yourself with a healthy yard and a reduced amount of trash. Visit these link sfor more information on how and what to compost at home!

Today’s Fact: Composting could reduce the amount of trash ending up in the United States’ landfills and incinerators by 30 percent!

[Editor’s Note: City of Annapolis Residents may also take their kitchen scraps — including bones, shells, and compostable containers and cutlery — to Truxtun Park through March 30, 2022. Read more here.]

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maddy-brianas-photoIt’s the next generation that will deal with the effects of Climate Change on the Earth so we are thrilled to publicize Maddy Brianas and her Tips! Maddy is an Annapolis teen who is passionate about protecting the environment. In 2019 she and her sister, Bella (and their parents), participated in our Have a Heart Do Your Part cleanup and then turned around and did a birthday fundraiser to benefit Annapolis Green!

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