Learn and Explore

There are so many non-profits, educational institutions and advocacy organizations that great educational information for people of all ages. Take some time to 

 
 

Cornell Waste Management Institute

Don't be fooled by old looking website. Whether you're looking for the basics or more scientific information, you will find excellent information on everything from backyard composting, to soil microbes, to mortality composting. 

BIO CYCLE MAGAZINE

Published since 1960, BioCycle is the go-to magazine and website on composting, organics recycling, anaerobic digestion and renewable energy. Each issue of shows you how to process organic residuals such as yard trimmings, food waste, woody materials, biosolids, manure, high strength organic wastes, municipal solid waste (MSW), and other source separated feedstocks into value-added products. Products that include: Compost and engineered soils that renew agricultural and urban soils without the need of chemically-derived fertilizers. Biogas-derived electricity and vehicle fuels that replace fossil fuels and reduce dependence on imported energy. And green industries, enterprises and jobs that build sustainable communities. BioCycle is the Organics Recycling Authority.

 

Kiss the ground

Kiss the Ground is an California-based compost avdvicasy and education organization. They have beautifully produced educational videos and content that features some recognizable celebrities. Kiss the Ground also run programs that teach people to make compost, use compost, and practice soil-rejuvenating sustainable agriculture. 

 

Greenburgh Nature center

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NYSAR3

They are a great resource for all things relating to Reducion, Reuse, and Recycling. Their mission is to provide statewide leadership on waste reduction, reuse and recycling issues and practices to improve the environment.

 

Highfields center for composting

Though no longer in operations, Highfields Center for Composting was an early adopter in composting operations research, community composting and compost education. Their website is still active and has a plethora of educational content. Their "Composting for Kids" video is especially fantastic.

 
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US Composting Council

The US Composting Council is involved in research, training, public education, composting and compost standards, expansion of compost markets and the enlistment of public support.