The heat in Delhi has just been too much to take especially for someone who has just moved to Delhi from Mumbai.! We at least have the cool sea breeze in Mumbai. Unfortunately none of that happens here. Interacting with the Delhites I learnt it wasnt always this hot in Delhi. But over the years there has been a rise in the overall temperature of the city. In fact global temperature has risen by 1 degree in the past 60 years. And although 1 degree may appear like a small fraction we all have witnessed inclement climatic changes in Nature.
So what can we as responsible citizens of this planet do to make this a better place to live.! Of-course the architetcure industry is taking up sustainbality very passionately these days, and so are we at creative group. But besides that, there has to be a judicious effort from the people as well to make a difference. Hence the idea of COMPOSTING. It's not a new concept at all. In fact Europe is composting about 34% of their kitchen waste.
What is COMPOSTING exactly? And why should I do it anyway? Does it alter the air I breathe or the place I live in? PATIENCE guys, I will attend all the curious cats. Composting is just a easy way of converting the organic kitchen waste into fertilizer or compost. Compost is good for the health of the soil. ! Think of it like this, when we eat fruits and nuts we have long luscious hair and radiant skin, we all want that don't we?. *Laughs* . Besides acting as a nourishing agent for the soil, composting also reduces the tonnage of landfill substaintially. In a study it was found that if every family started to compost one could reduce as much as 25kg of waste per month. Considering the population of India which is 1.252 billion, if you do the math you arrive at a mind bloggering figure of 31300000 tonnage of waste reduction just in India.! Ok but what good is reducing a thousand tonnes of waste in the landfill? Right. I almost forgot to mention, when organic waste go into the landfill they undergo anaerobic decompostion, which basically means decomposition happens in the absence of oxygen and so gives out a greenhouse gas by-product which is METHANE.! It's funny how we managed to avoid the name of this gas for so long. *laughs* Methane contributes significantly to global warming. Upto 25% I think if I am not wrong. So by composting we are basically reducing global warming, and preventing climate change which is taking up lives of many people all around the world.
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