Unless you’re into green living in a serious way, odds are that you won’t be aware of the new entrant, Harvest Power. Harvest Power is an organic waste management organization that gathers green waste, scraps of food, leftover wood, and other organic waste products, changing them into syngas or biogas. These can then be changed into natural gas, electricity and heat. Hopefully Harvest Power will just be the beginning of businesses who will take unwanted organic materials to create soil enriching products as well as producing renewable energy. The Earth can use a lot more of these businesses who will manage organic wastes in a responsible way.
Putting in Harvest Power’s compost products to soil increases its quality and makes it more fertile. This is very good as using natural soil enhancers enhances soil health by enhacing the nutrient content. Synthetic plant foods usually do not have the macro and micronutrients present in compost, and so people realize more health benefits from consuming plants grown using natural compost. Adding compost to your garden is going to supply you with a healthy garden, and the reason you want that is because it will give you a more fit you. Nutrient enrichment is not the only benefit gotten from organic compost – it likewise allows for more effective use of water. This is because healthy root systems are encouraged, holding water in the soil for longer.
The benefits from replacing synthetic fertilisers with organic compost are widespread. Chemical based plant foods harm the ecosystem, fouling groundwater, contributing to disproportionate nitrogen levels, and making our soil more acid – these are all deflected by the use of organic compost instead. The presence of trace minerals, and insects and other organisms advatageous to the soil, are increased through adding compost. Since cropland has been losing topsoil, it is crucial to make use of composting to bring the soil back to natural balance. Sustainable lifestyles are supported by nourishing soil.
Harvest Power is pursuing other earth friendly activities such as anaerobic digesters, engineered fuels and renewable energy. Anaerobic digesters use processes in which micro-organisms decompose biodegradable material, converting it into biogas. Positive effects of Harvest Power’s activities are manyfold and include various things like enriching soil with compost, seeing good alternative uses for landfill-destined waste product, substituting chemical fertilisers and aiding the drive towards clean, renewable energy. If only the environment was a concern of all business enterprises and everyone adopted green practices.
We must all try to “live green” in the myriald of small ways that are possible. Majority of kids are warned not to waste food, and to think about the numerous starving people in the world. However, food is still wasted on a massive scale. It has been approximated by a company in Stockholm that the amount of food being squandered between the time it is produced to the time it is consumed is 50%. In 2004, a University of Arizona study reported that about $43 billion of food was squandered in America. That wastage alone is terrible, but it also prompts one to wonder about the wastage of water. Well, it was discovered that water wastage in the US of 40 trillion liters occurs each year. Plenty for half a billion people. Nearly everyone could do things to conserve water.