Press release + Video: International Compost Awareness Week

International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry. It is celebrated nationwide and in other countries each year during the first full week of May (06-12 May 2018). Started in Canada in 1995, ICAW has continued to grow as more people, businesses, municipalities, schools and organizations are recognizing the importance of compost and the long-term benefits from organics recycling.

The goal of the program is to raise the awareness of the public regarding the benefits of using compost to improve or maintain high quality soil, to grow healthy plants, reduce the use of fertilizer and pesticides, improve water quality and protect the environment. The program includes a poster contest in the U.S, programs at schools and activities and events promoted through governments, public municipalities and local businesses. This year, activities span the globe with celebrations planned across the United States, Canada, Europe, Italy, Ireland and Australia. Throughout the week of ICAW, community and business events are held to encourage and celebrate the recycling of organics. All types of organics recycling – from backyard to large-scale are promoted. Events include tours of compost facilities, school gardening programs, compost workshops, lectures by well-known gardening experts, compost give-away days, to name just a few.

Please find the International press release for download here:

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International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is the largest and most comprehensive...

Please find the video message from Stefanie Siebert, Executive Director of ECN here:

International Compost Awareness Week starts next week!

International Compost Awareness Week starts next week! Greetings from Europe!

Gepostet von European Compost Network am Donnerstag, 3. Mai 2018

Please find the video message from Frank Franciosi, Executive Director of the Compostfoundation here:

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