AdkAction is announcing the “Adirondack Compost for Good” project, which will promote food waste composting in the Adirondacks as New York heads toward its 2022 ban on landfilling food wastes of a certain volume throughout the state.
The goal of the project is to help Adirondack communities turn food and other organic “wastes” into a soil amendment, which is the material added to soil to improve its physical or chemical properties.
“If global food waste were a country, it would be the third-largest greenhouse gas emitter in the world, according to the United Nation Food and Agriculture Organization,” an AdkAction press release says.
The press release says community-level composting options are limited in the Adirondack region, but that four local residents with a passion for turning waste into “black gold,” are working on changing that.
Thanks to a 2016 grant from the state Energy Research and Development Authority, and project management help from the Adirondack North Country Association, the North Country School was able to secure a grant to build a novel, community-scale composter designed by John Culpepper and a local contractor, Greg LeClair.
Read the full story in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.