Monday, May 6, 2013

International Compost Awareness Week Kickoff Day

As many of you may be aware, this week is International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW). Later this week we will be at the Iowa State Capitol Building to have a proclamation signed by the Governor recognizing ICAW and Chamness Technology for being a forerunner in the state! However, there are ways that you can celebrate ICAW at home as well! Here are just a few.

Plant some Tomatoes
This year the U.S. Composting Council announced their 1 Million Tomato campaign, so planting one of the million yourself is a great way to celebrate ICAW. Tomatoes do especially well in a soil/compost mixture that can result in bigger, brighter, and juicier tomatoes!

Start Composting At Home
It may seem difficult, but starting to compost at home is actually pretty easy. You can't do all of the organic products that we can handle at the professional level, but eggshells, coffee grounds, and old salad are some great first steps in your own composting journey!

Get your Workplace Composting
A lot of companies are beginning to put corporate sustainability policies in place, so why not make it a very sustainable place to work? Many companies don't even think about compostings, or realize there's a company in Iowa that can help you do it! Contact GreenRU if you're interested in getting your work composting at or 855-RU-VERDE

Find A Local Composter and Buy Some Compost For Your Garden
Compost can help everyone have a more beautiful and bountiful garden, no matter what the size. Keeping the compost local reduces the environmental footprint and can work wonders in all kinds of soil! We sell compost at our Eddyville and Ames facilities, so make sure to stop by if you need some locally sourced compost!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Photo Friday

Hello! It's Friday again, which means time for another photo! Today's photo comes from last weekend's Yard and Tree Waste Free Day in Ames! Did you see us there? We were very impressed with these two bikers from Cycles Recycling who brought in yard and tree waste in the greenest way!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Featured Article: Scientific Proof that Trees Make Us Happier

We can't say we're surprised by this, but it's definitely good news. According to today's featured article there is now scientific proof that trees make us happier!
The study also found that being around trees and green spaces ranks at the same levels of big things like marriage in your overall happiness. How crazy is that?!
With more articles like this emerging seemingly all the time, it's great to go out and plan your own green space, complete with trees, today!

Read the article here.