Fourth-graders mark Arbor Day with tree-planting tradition

Young Planters – Fourth Grade Foresters of Florida Program _ Miami Herald Newspaper article by Judy Pineiro – January 21, 2010

Earth Day and beyond

Mr. Tim Driscoll, 482nd Environmental Flight environmental protection specialist, pours food materials into the In-Vessel Aerobic Compost Machine from the South Dade Soil and Water Conservation, April 22. The machine is being tested for effectiveness of composting. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lou Burton)

4/22/2010 – HOMESTEAD AIR RESERVE BASE, Fla. — Earth Day was founded to bring a level of consciousness for better care of our limited resources on earth. Homestead Air Reserve Base has taken this ideal into practice, and not dedicated to only one specific day; the recycling center is paving the way for a greener base every day.

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Check out the article from the Palm Beach Daily News: July 25, 2009

The composter on loan from the South Dade Soil and Water Conservation District has a weekly yield of about 572 gallons of soil enhancer from 832 gallons of waste. The machine uses 160-degree temperatures to break down and sterilize the material.

Composter turns green at the Breakers


“The Breakers is not a wasteful company, but because of our size we do generate a lot of waste. Our determination is, by measure, better than 50 percent of our waste volume is compost-capable,” Hawkins said. “That includes all food waste, not just vegetative waste but also meat waste, plate scrapings — anything food-waste related. Also included in that is non-recycled paper waste like paper towels and napkins.”

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