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    Agriculture and Sustainability,  Lifestyle,  Waste

    How composting literally saves the world and combats climate change

    “There is no such thing as ‘away’. When we throw anything away it must go somewhere.” – Annie Leonard. True. And when we throw organic waste away it goes to landfill and contributes to global warming. Wait what? The science In the natural world, organic waste (plants, fruits, and vegetables; anything from the earth) breaks down using air. This process is called aerobic decomposition. When organic waste is sent to landfill there is no oxygen for it to break down, with it being covered by a whole heap of garbage and all. This process is called anaerobic decomposition and produces methane (CH4). Methane is one of four main greenhouse gases…

  • Agriculture and Sustainability

    Five reasons why livestock production isn’t sustainable

    Australian’s eat the most meat out of all the OECD countries eating 93kg per capita each year (OECD, FAO, 2014). That’s nearly 100kg a year and 250g a day per person. The federal government recommends you eat 65-195g of meat a day. We are eating too much, and it’s simply not sustainable. Why?  1. Climate Change This is scary stuff. Climate change is bad, and it’s happening. August 2017 was the second warmest year on record for the last 137 years (NASA, 2017). Already island nations like Tuvalu are quite literally going underwater. Climatologists have predicted multiple situations for the future based on various scenario’s. The best scenario will happen…