There was a very cool article in the T*oronto Star yesterday - about a couple who put out only about half a bag of garbage for collection a year! Gosh, I wish that we had the infrastructure to recycle like that where we live! As long as some of my fellow metropolis-dwellers continue to protest municipal funds being spent on a curbside recycling test project, Calgary is not going to make any progress closing the ten-year gap between it and the recycling projects in other similar cities. Boo.
One thing that the article talks about a lot is something that I would love to do: compost! This is fed by my desire to put in a veggie garden in the spring, and also by my exposure to vermicomposting when I worked as a co-op student for Enviroment Canada one summer (my office composted our lunch scraps). Somehow I envision happier carrots, peas, and tomatoes growing in composted soil than whatever is lying underneath the sod in our backyard.