NBC Green is Universal Eco Eats Challenge ~ Composting!


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Note: In exchange for participating in the challenge and writing this post, I was given a gift package from Green is Universal. All opinions here are still my own.

I am excited to be participating in NBC’s Green is Universal Eco Eats challenge!

My challenge: Compost kitchen food waste – http://bit.ly/1CtLeUy

Our family is very eco-friendly, so it is hard for me to choose just one “green” thing to write about!  However, one of the first things we set up when we moved into our house was a compost bin.  There are so many great reasons to compost, from reducing waste to turning food waste into amazing soil.  It is important for us to be eco-friendly, and as a vegetarian, I know I generate lots of food scraps from fruits and veggies.

I compost every day.  Starting with a my daily green smoothie and then a cup of hot green tea – which means a banana peel and a tea bag.  We went apple picking a few weeks ago, so there are lots of apple cores in our compost lately.  We generate lots of food waste, but also other things that can be composted – yard waste, brown paper, cut flowers, and more.

Composting is something just about anyone can do, as long as you have a place to put your bin (in your yard).  My kids know all about composting, and my daughter doesn’t think twice before tossing her fruit peels or other food scraps in the compost bin.


I keep a composting bucket in my kitchen and empty the bucket whenever it is convenient.  Although it is easy enough to empty the compost often in the summer and good weather, winter can be pretty brutal, so it is nice not to have to take it out every day!


Over the years, I have gotten quite a bit of beautiful soil from my compost bin.  And I have had some amazingly successful gardens as a result!  (I would even say my garden is a bit out of control!).  Not only do I save money, but I have fantastic organic compost.

Compost Garden

Do you compost?  Do you live in a city where composting is mandatory?

One Small Act Eco Eats

Are you interested in ‘eco-eating’? NBC’s Green is Universal is hosting an “Eco Eats” sweepstakes from September 29 – October 17. To join, visit their free green-living tool, One Small Act, and join the “Eco Eats” challenge. Everyone who signs-up and tackles at least one action by October 17th will be entered to win one of five 6-month subscriptions to NatureBox. No Purchase Necessary. Must be US resident and 18+. Read official rules here.

Note: In exchange for participating in the challenge and writing this post, I was given a gift package from Green is Universal. All opinions here are still my own.



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    I love composting! I really do. Part of the thrill for me is also seeing what surprise volunteer plants I wind up with. Every year it’s a few tomato plants, but I’ve had pumpkins, cantaloupes, acorn squash and gourds as well. It make the soil SO happy!

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    I love to see people composting. I was at Mount Vernon recently and George Washington composted!

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    I’ve been composting for years. It’s great for the garden and the environment but no it’s not mandatory here.

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    i did a compost when i was a kid. i should do one again. it would be great for my girls to learn.

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    I have never done composting, I actually never gave it much thought until now. My gardens could use all the help they could get.

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