Did You Know, We're Composting?
Did you know that 1/3 of food in the US is thrown out? And when that food waste is in a landfill, it generates 170 million tons of greenhouse gas pollution like CO2 and methane (aka "natural gas"). What can we do about that? Compost! Those kitchen food scraps can be turned into amazing fuel for plants, helping grow our food, and keeping carbon in the soil and plants instead of being released to the atmosphere.
But not everyone has the resources to manage a compost bin. That's why we've partnered with Queen City Commons (QCC) to provide a compost drop off location at Redeemer! Community members can sign up with QCC for a monthly subscription, on a need based sliding scale, to get access to a bin located on the Raymar side. You can find more information on what can be composted here, and how to sign up here. Be sure to select Hyde Park if you do sign up.
Additionally, Redeemer now has a commercial subscription! A bin, located on the Paxton side, can be used by the church staff, preschool, ministries, and events. Be on the lookout for bins at church events labeled for compost!
So what does QCC do with that compost? Their compost gets used by local farms like Carriage House, Our Harvest, and the Common Orchard Project (COP). Did you know the Church of the Advent in Walnut Hills is part of COP? We will be helping grow their fruit trees!
Want to learn how to compost yourself? Well come check out Redeemer's Creation Care team and learn from our resident expert, Joan Burrows, or other experienced composters!