Say that you grabbed a banana, and once you’re done, it’s just common sense to put the banana peel in the compost. Right? Based on Statistics Canada, about 1/12 households in Vancouver do not abide by the composting program even with access to a compost bin. My vision and value are to see a greener world where composting becomes a habit in everyone’s household. Based on the film Cowspiracy, it mentioned that composting has many benefits such as enriching the soil used for our agriculture, conserving water as soil can now retain moisture, and recycling and reusing organic resources. Ultimately, it’s a positive cycle! By composting, we will get more agriculture to feed our family, reduce water waste and decrease the carbon footprint on our planet.
My intervention for my vision would be enforcing composting as a mandatory practice. Restaurant business owners, corporate businesses, and household owners should be fined each time compost bins are not being used or composting has not been followed. Other interventions include hosting workshops in various languages to educate our diverse communities about the benefit of composting while teaching the practice of composting. These programs could be distributed on brochures in different languages and annual monthly workshops could be held at the community centers.