Composting – Mother Nature Cultivates Recycling

Many Professional Organizers, myself included, try to be conscientious about recycling. For some of our clients, recycling is imperative, and it is critical that Organizers help them for those clients to make progress. There are even an increasing number of Organizers who deliberately incorporate eco-organizing into their methodologies. This quote from the NAPO Eco-Organizing Special Interest Group is an explanation:

“Organizers who are committed to living and working to promote the
sustainability of our environment. [Eco-friendly organizers] work towards
affecting change through environmentally-conscious decision making in their
clients’ lives and working as a group to grow the collective knowledge and
resources as environmental advocates.”

I’m not that specialized, although the concept is intriguing, even enticing. But I find that, with my clients at least, I need to carefully strike a balance between encouragement and pragmatism and I admit I’m not sure how eco-organizing weighs on the scale.


BUT, in extending my theme of offering recycling events on my events calendar, and in celebration of Spring – I love gardening – I offer a collection of composting events. I’ll separate events with lines between them. I wish I could have posted more, but even my most mulish efforts only found this scarce fruit.

Butterfly and flowers


International Compost Awareness Week May 5 – 11, 2019

Sponsored by the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation


The Composting Council Research and Education Foundation is a catalyst for advancement of composting technologies, practices, and beneficial uses that support resource conservation and economic and environmental sustainability. The philanthropic arm of the US Composting Council, the Foundation positively impacts communities locally and globally by:

  • Fostering scientific research opportunities
  • Increasing awareness and educating the public
  • Advancing the stature and practices of the composting industry

Mercer Island Compost Days March 21 – April 28, 2019

Saturday April 6,
Cascadia Elementary School
1700 North 90th St. Seattle, WA 98103
In partnership with Seattle Public Schools, Cascadia Elementary PTA, Cedar Grove, and Tilth Alliance
Saturday, April 20
Yesler Terrace Community Center (behind the center)
917 E Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98122
In partnership with YES Farm and Africatown
Saturday, April 27
South Seattle College (North parking lot)
6000 16th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98106
In partnership with South Seattle College

About Lauren Williams

Lauren Williams, Certified Professional Organizer®, Certified Virtual Professional Organizer®

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