It’s Happening . . .
- Severe Storms have increased in frequency
- The 10 warmest years have occurred in the last 12 years
- Ocean acidity has increased by 30% due to absorption of CO2
- Glaciers are retreating quickly almost everywhere on the planet
- Arctic sea ice has declined rapidly
- Global sea levels have risen 7” in the last century
- Megadrought in Amazon Rainforest threatens biodiversity
- Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have drastically decreased in mass
We can’t deny it anymore.
Global Warming is our reality. It’s time to fight for our world!
It’s time to launch an Underground Movement!
Why underground? That’s where the army of worms live that will help save our planet.
Let us explain . . .
Greenhouse gas emissions are trapping heat in our atmosphere and causing our planet to warm. Carbon dioxide is the biggest contributor and it is released into the atmosphere anytime we burn fossil fuels—which is ALL the time! We know you “get” that. We know you are using less hot water, and unplugging your appliances and battery chargers. You turn the lights off when you leave the room. You don’t leave the water running when you brush your teeth and you hang up your towel and reuse it after you shower. All those small contributions that we all make really do help. But, we can all do better. We NEED to do more.
Methane, like CO2, is on the rise thanks to us. The atmospheric concentration of methane has increased by around 150% since 1750, according to the International Panel on Climate Change. Methane is an even more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Pound for pound, the comparative impact of methane on climate change is over 20 times greater than CO2 over a 100-year period. In North America, one of the leading emitters of methane is the landfill. Organic matter decomposes anaerobically in landfills, generating about five hundred and fifty billion cubic feet of methane per year. Approximately 80% of that methane is not captured. It’s just released into the atmosphere where it traps heat 23 times more potently than CO2.
Here’s how you can help. . .
About 30% of the waste in landfills is organic material that is compostable waste. In California alone, that is about 12 million tons annually. If we did our own “backyard” composting of that organic waste, we would eliminate 12 million tons of waste entering the landfills. When we compost at home, it is an aerobic process (oxygen is used) and methane is not produced. Also, that’s millions of tons of waste that does not need to be hauled to the landfill. Transporting the waste to the landfills burns fossil fuels which emit CO2. That means we can compost our own organic waste in our backyards aerobically and eliminate all that methane from being made and reduce CO2 emissions too! (Read more about the how composting reduces GHG emissions).
Anybody can compost . . .
After all, it is a natural process and you are not doing the decomposing—bacteria and worms are doing the work! We want to help you become composters or rather vermicomposters. We want you to use red wiggler worms because they speed up the decomposition process. We also think the worms make the composting process a little more fun for kids, so they are more likely to participate. Our mission during this Lexus Eco Challenge is to motivate as many people as possible to vermicompost. We want to start an Underground Movement!
We are going to make this so easy for you . . .
Step one. . . Contact us and we’ll make you a worm bin at cost--$25.00! You can also build your own bin using our instructions.
Step two. . . Learn a little bit about caring for your worms.
Look under the “Worm Bins” tab above to get started.