18. Apr, 2020

Compost Awareness Week Activities for Kids at Home

International Compost Awareness Week 2020

 May 3 – 9, 2020

The goal of International Compost Awareness week is to build awareness on the benefits of compost use, composting, organics recycling and how compost can help with the environment through long-term sustainability and decreasing climate change. The theme for the 2020 Compost Awareness Week is  Soil Loves Compost. Composting keeps our soil happy and it keeps our planet healthy.

 Normally national events  include tours of compost facilities, compost workshops on allotments and community gardens, sessions on composting for schools, talks  to Garden Clubs and compost roadshows by local councils and compost bin offers.  Despite the difficult circumstances  this year  we can still work together to help get the message out to people and to help in suggestion activities for adults and children at home.  

CAW offers those already composting a chance to get help, advice and learn new techniques, whilst those who do not compost yet use the opportunity to check out composting websites and Facebook groups and our email contacts to get involved in composting  as a practical environmentally friendly activity which will improve their soil and help the environment as home composting organic waste also helps to significantly reduce carbon emissions

By composting  household organic and cardboard  waste, each of us can help reduce the amount of waste going to our landfill and turn the cardboard not being collected with the green garden waste to good use in improving the soil at home.

Carry on Composting is a Leicestershire based volunteer run website that promotes composting which will be featuring indoor and outdoor activities for children  in a special  Composting for Kids section.

Composting for kids   (ACAW Kids Composting)

This section contains ideas for compost related activities suitable for children at home it includes indoor and outdoor activities.  Kids and composting were meant for each other and they make excellent ambassadors for recycling, reducing waste and fighting climate change. Obviously as it can involve soil, plants, worms and water it can be mucky so will help encourage children to wash their hands during lockdown.

When choosing suitable  compost activities for kids, please make time to discuss what happens to the waste  that isn’t composted. The procedures differ between countries and counties/states so please check the local council (or equivalent) website.

More activities will be added weekly until  International Compost Awareness week  

If you have an activity that you would like added please email details to carryoncomposting1@gmail.com or send a link to webpage