Did you know that your compost helps fight against climate change?
When your organic materials breakdown in a landfill, they break down anaerobically and therefore release methane gas, which is 20 times more powerful than CO2 for keeping heat in the atmosphere. However, with composting, the breakdown of your organic materials occurs with oxygen and therefore does not release methane into the atmosphere.
Composting prevents greenhouse gases
from entering the environment!
Composting is something all of us, including children, can do to help prevent climate change. Here at the Greater Victoria Compost Education Centre (GVCEC) we have developed multiple programs over the past year through our innovative Black Gold Rush program to teach children from grades 4 to 12 about the link between composting and climate change.
We need your help to continue delivering
these valuable programs!
Your donation of your $100 will help us reach our goal of $6,250 to sustain our program and reach our target of delivering our Composting and Climate Change programs to 50 classrooms this year.
Children can have far-reaching impacts in their communities. One new Compost Club member, a grandmother of five, was recently “fully outfitted” by buying an Earth Machine, a membership, a Wingdigger, a Kitchen Catcher and she also registered for our free Composting Basics course. She shared with us how her second eldest grandchild “hassled” her for months to get a composter after having taken one of our school programs. Her composter alone could prevent as much as one third of a tonne of greenhouse gas emissions being released per year, and all thanks to the perseverance of one grandchild!
Help us empower our children by teaching
them about composting!
The GVCEC believes that educating children about composting, conservation, and Climate Change will help make our planet better in the future, and we think you agree! By donating you are helping us teach these children.