24 pounds of food waste enters central Florida landfills every minute. When food waste goes to the landfill it creates methane gas. Unmanaged methane gas is harmful, potent, and unnecessary. Methane gas is much more powerful that carbon dioxide and that in turn is damages our atmosphere, our ocean, and our health at an alarming rate. You can do your part by composting your food waste instead!
Florida is a one of a kind peninsula with biodiversity like no other place in the world. Starting in the Florida Keys, the most southern tip of the continental United States up through the tropical wetlands of the Everglades and central Florida all the way north to the rolling hills of the panhandle there are many unique environments in between.
Blue carbon is the carbon stored in the ocean and in the soils, sediments, and plant life in the coastal regions and ecosystems. Coastal regions with tidal marshes, sea grasses, mangrove forests, cypress swamps, coastal wetlands, salt marshes, and sawgrass meadows are all blue carbon environments. These ecosystems and environments are extremely unique as they sequester and store large amounts of carbon. Wetland plants and soils are a phenomenal place to store carbon pulled down from the atmosphere by photosynthesis, and if undisturbed that carbon can be stored away for millennia. Applying compost boosts photosynthesis.
“ The most logical mode of preserving the richness and of enriching a farm is certainly that of applying a sufficiency of manure and vegetable matter in a decomposed state; in order to procure which to much care cannot be observed in saving every material furnished by the farm. This resource was among the earliest discoveries of man living by agriculture; and a proper use of it has been made a test of good husbandry in all countries, ancient and modern, where it’s principle and profits have been studied”
- James Madison, May 12th 1818
4th president of the United States in an address to the Agricultural Society of Albermarle, Virginia.