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How to Get Involved & Upcoming Events

Across the United States and around the world, composting advocates are gearing up for the International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) 2024, which will take place from May 5 to 11. During this week, people are...

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Across the United States and around the world, composting advocates are gearing up for the International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) 2024, which will take place from May 5 to 11. During this week, people are encouraged to use compost and recycle their organic waste. The theme for 2024 is "COMPOST...Nature's Climate Champion," providing a perfect opportunity to plan fun and educational activities.

Exciting Events from the Past

Here are some examples of events and activities that have been held during previous ICAW celebrations. These events range from traditional group activities to innovative approaches utilizing social media, webinars, videos, and other creative means.

  • One municipality organized a one-day compost sale at a local mall parking lot, generating awareness and encouraging people to experience the benefits of compost firsthand.
  • Another city conducted a free compost give-away program at a park, exclusively for city residents. This initiative aimed to promote composting on a community level.
  • Numerous states and cities signed proclamations for ICAW, publicly demonstrating their commitment to composting.
  • An organization delivered ICAW posters to state legislators, ensuring that the importance of composting was brought to their attention.
  • A local radio show dedicated a segment to discussing the significance of using compost, reaching a wide audience and spreading awareness.
  • A two-day event in one city brought together individuals interested in making a positive difference in their lives and communities. The event included informative sessions on backyard composting and vermicomposting, allowing visitors to engage with experts and gain valuable insights.
  • A district hosted a compost bin sale at two locations, subsidizing the cost of compost bins to encourage residents to adopt composting practices. Composting accessories and experts were also available to answer questions.
  • A county organized outreach programs for grade-school children, teaching them about composting and its environmental benefits.
  • One town organized a story-time session for young children, featuring books about compost and engaging them in gardening activities.
  • Another county incorporated ICAW activities into their Earth Day celebrations, utilizing the ICAW poster as a backdrop for their tabletop exhibit.
  • A compost and green manure workshop provided attendees with practical knowledge and skills to enrich their gardening practices.
  • A Public Service Authority set up an educational booth at a Farmers Market, providing information on composting and backyard composting. They also sold bags of compost at a reduced cost, stimulating interest and participation.
  • Many organizations and individuals organized online events, including educational webinars on home composting and the benefits of compost use in gardening.
  • Social media platforms were utilized creatively, with daily posts about ICAW and interactive gatherings to engage the community.
  • Posters showcasing ICAW were sent out to legislators, vendors, customers, and other supporters, spreading the message far and wide.
  • Pictures were shared featuring individuals proudly holding their ICAW posters, displaying them at work or home, embodying their commitment to composting.

How Can You Get Involved?

If you are inspired by these events and want to contribute to the success of ICAW 2024, consider organizing your own event or activity. By entering your plans for your ICAW event on the official website, you can connect with others who may be interested in participating or planning similar events. Remember, the more events added to the list, the greater the impact.

Let us know if you need more ideas by contacting us at [email protected]. Together, we can make ICAW 2024 an unforgettable celebration of composting and its positive impact on our environment.


Picture: Composting Image Caption: Composting enthusiasts sharing their passion for composting at a local event.

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