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Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954
communications@nova.edu

Compost at Home to Help the Environment

Composting is a simple way you can help the environment. By composting, you reduce the amount of organic material that enters landfills, which not only keeps the landfill from filling as quickly, but  also reduces the amount of methane gas the landfill produces. Methane is a major contributor to climate change.

It’s easy to begin composting. Start by designating a bin or area for composting. Fill the bin or start a pile in the area with organic material you would ordinarily through away, such as old fruits and vegetables or lawn debris. Most anything organic can be composted, but you should avoid meat scraps, feces, and ashes for health and hygiene reasons. Be sure to mix or turn your compost pile about once per week to encourage the formation of compost.

When your compost is ready, spread it over gardens or pack it around established plants to give them an incredible burst of nutrients. Grow more plants to make the earth a little greener!

Practicing what we preach: Coming soon here at NSU — a composting bin near the Don Taft University Center food court!