The Composting Council Research & Education Foundation Announces the Release of the Just Published The Compost & Climate Connection: A Land Manager’s Guide to Organics

02/06/2017 9:57 PM

February 6, 2017…Reston, VA. Exploring the topic of how to manage food scraps, yard trimmings and other organic materials and the impact that can have on climate change, the Composting Council Research & Education Foundation (CCREF) released The Compost & Climate Connection. This new publication, a companion to The Soil & Water Connection, provides a clear explanation of how ‘wastes’ can be looked at as resources in the fight against climate change.

Written by Dr. Sally Brown, Dr. Britt Faucette and Katie Kutz, this publication is filled with important, informative information on the why and how of taking organic waste out of landfills and using it instead to enrich our soil resources as a way to sequester carbon, while making our soils more resilient to climate change.  Filled with four- color photos, charts and illustrations, The Compost and Climate Connection should be of interest to those working in the compost manufacturing industry, backyard composters, teachers and educators or anyone looking for the most up-to-date resources on this vitally important subject.

The Compost & Climate Connection is available for sale on the CCREF website:  Part of the publication will be available digitally on this site soon.

The Composting Council Research & Education Foundation, a non-profit, 501 (c)(3), supports initiatives that enhance the stature and practices of the composting industry by supporting scientific research, increasing awareness, and educating practitioners and the public to advance environmentally and economically sustainable organics recycling.


For more information on the new publication or CCREF, contact Beth Simone, Development Officer, 301-897-2715 ext. 5

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