My name is Anthony and I have a Google News Alert set up for the word "Compost". They say that admitting you have a problem is the first step. But I don't have a composting problem, I can quit at any time.
And besides if Google wasn't sending me the latest news that mentioned the word "Compost" I wouldn't know that they announced the dates for Compost Awareness Week 2008. This spring it's being held from May 4th to May 10th in the UK and in the United States it's usually the same week. But what is Compost Awareness Week you ask?
Chief executive Jane Gilbert [of The Composting Association, coolest title ever by the way] said that the week of events offered the opportunity for the composting and biodegradable resource management industries to raise awareness about the importance of composting and its role in making the UK more environmentally friendly.
Compost Awareness Week seems to be more popular in the UK because you don't hear much about in here in New Jersey even with a Google News Alert. But that may be about to change.
I am definitely seeing more and more news about compost lately. With Al Gore doing his Global Warming thing and the whole Living Green lifestyle becoming more popular, I'd say that in general, compost awareness has risen quite a bit in the last year.
I don't think Greens and Browns will become the new Black this year but I'm pretty sure that the idea of taking your yard and kitchen waste and turning it into something useful while reducing space needed in landfills is an idea that's going to be introduced to a lot of new people.
And with my trusty Google News Alert by my side, I'll keep you posted on all things compost.