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As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

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prufock in St. John's is doing 34 things including…

start composting

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prufock has written 3 entries about this goal

Small tub

Finally started this goal. Got a small tub to collect kitchen compostable material. Next step: install larger tub in backyard.

Starting Soon

Since I’m eating all veggies now, I have a lot of organic matter that gets thrown out. I’ll soon have my own place and no roommates, so I think I’ll start a compost in the backyard. I don’t have much use for it, but there is a small flower bed in front of the house, and maybe I can start one in the back yard too. Won’t be planting anything until next spring, but it will take that long to get the compost really going anyway.

I won’t mark this as done until I actually get a bucket and start collecting.

Why not?

I don’t see any reason not to compost. It would cut down on my garbage accumulation, it’s better for the environment, it cuts down on pollution and garbage collection costs, reduces greenhouse gases, and it isn’t a whole lot of work. The only question remaining is what to do with it. I don’t garden, I don’t grow crops or flowers, and none of my friends really do either. Maybe I’ll start this when I move into my new place. I just need a bucket and some space in the yard, maybe one of those big compost bins.

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