Who is going to do this?
I can honestly say that despite loving nature and the outdoors, I had never really embraced the idea of going green. Not that I didn’t toss a bottle into a recycling bin every once in a while. I did. And I falsely believed I was doing my part and making a difference. About two years ago, my wife came to me with the idea of starting a small business. A small composting business. I listened to her, laughed, and thought, “How are we going to make money with this? Who is going to do this?” It sounded like a joke to me. However, I quickly realized how passionate she was and, reluctantly at first, got on board with the idea.
Suddenly it didn’t seem so crazy to me.
Over the next year and a half, I started learning more and more, and suddenly, it didn’t sound so crazy to me. Instead, I felt inspired to be better, to talk about it with people, and to try to change minds in the same way my own mind had been changed.
I am so proud to be a part of this movement.
What amazes me most is the realization of just how big a difference we can make – even with only a few people. Even more amazing is what we can do when a lot of people choose to compost. Together, we can truly make a difference for our local farmers, our planet as a whole, and everything in between. It really is amazing how composting has been the gateway drug into sustainability. I take steps, even small ones, to be intentionally better in this regard. I see plastic everywhere. I have stopped eating meat. I believe that being wasteful has become easy. It’s careless and thoughtless, but something we can change. My motto is now that we know better, we can do better.