This year’s International Composting Awareness Week believes in the advocacy of promoting ‘a better soil, a better life, and a better future’. This year’s composting week will be held from May 7-12, 2012.
The birth of the International Composting Awareness Week
The very first composting awareness week was launched in 1995, and was initially formed in Canada. It was only in 2006 that the Centre for Organic & Resource Enterprises (an industry group that conducts a lot of awareness programs, which is also a part of the sustainability sector) introduced the event to Australia. ICAW is now organized by the USCC, and by several compost council’s from Canada, Ireland, and Australia. The European compost network is also one of the organizers.
What happens during the composting awareness week?
This weeklong event for the month of May will be celebrated to further put emphasis on the contributions made by the production and proper use of composting. The production of compost and the benefits of being educated of proper waste management will help encourage others to create a better future not just for themselves, but for the rest of the world as well.
Announcing this year’s International Composting Awareness Week Ambassador
ICAW’s Ambassador for this year’s much awaited event is no other than Costa the Composter. Costa is a Greek-Australian who is known for his profession as a landscape architect and as a television celebrity (he will be the new host for Gardening Australia this March 24). Recognized for his love towards plants and people, Costa also teaches different individuals about the production and benefits of compost.
How to participate in the 2012 International Composting Awareness Week
There are different social mediums online that you can reach to find out how to participate in this important event. Other than ICAW’s website, you can also check their Facebook page (just type in International Composting Awareness Week). Regular updates for this year’s event, as well as other activities (such as new partners, promotions, competitions, etc.) will also be posted on both sites.
Goals for the 2012 International Composting Awareness Week in Australia
Many significant goals have been set for the 2012 ICAW such as giving emphasis on different environmental, social, and economic composting advantages. Also, one of the many other objectives of this year’s composting event aims on ‘increasing the diversion of organics from the main waste stream through increasing awareness of’ the proper use of composts and mulches; and through the participation in organics diversion initiatives’, by means of centralized, home, and community composting. So if you have an organization, then you should join this year’s International Composting Awareness Week. It will be the ideal event, as it’ll give you the opportunity to be introduced to the people who are in the same industry and advocacy.