1.) It's good for the environment! Composting removes food scraps from the waste stream where they would go on to produce methane, a heavy greenhouse gas. Composting prevents the production of methane by allowing food scraps to break down in an aerobic environment. The end result is, instead of stinky methane, sweet-smelling, black- gold dirt that makes all gardens happy with its richness and microbial diversity. So composting is helping prevent climate change by preventing the production of methane, and also helping to mitigate climate change by sequestering carbon in the soil! Healthy soil sucks carbon out of the atmosphere. How cool!
2.) It's good for the community! Composting with BAD Composting is even more exciting because that good dirt goes into community gardens to help improve local food sovereignty.