AUTHOR: Julia TITLE: Black is the New Green DATE: 5/17/2008 01:01:00 PM ----- BODY:

I trotted over to the Department of Public Works this week to pick up my own composter. Basically it’s a black plastic bin (made from recyclable plastic, of course) with air holes and no bottom. The manufacturers claim that it is rodent safe and, if I compost correctly, will not emit any “off” odors. I set it up on a level plot of soil conveniently tucked in a corner, ironically right next to the A/C compressor. Perhaps this will off-set the pinky-toe of the carbon foot-print I leave from the summertime A/C usage? Probably not…


----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Anonymous DATE:5/20/2008 10:22:00 AM Thank you for writing about composting. I have been thinking about it but your blog gave me the impetus I needed. In fact, you inspired me to check out my town's website and my town provides free composting bins! Thanks! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Blogger Julia DATE:5/20/2008 11:09:00 AM That's great news! I wonder how many other towns have under-publicized composting programs. ----- --------