May 1-7, 2016
International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry. It is celebrated each year in the first full week of May.
US Composting Council Announces the Winner of the 2016 International Compost Awareness Week Poster Contest Yessi Budisari and the Yin/Yang connection.
Yessi, from West Indonesia has sensed growing concern for soil revitalization in the wake of a brush fire and smoke pollution disaster in her country, and she designed the winning 2016 International Compost Awareness Week poster in response to the concerns.
The poster, which will be distributed nationally prior to the celebration of International Compost Awareness Week May 1-7, 2016, focuses on a water conservation theme of Compost: The Soil and Water Connection. The US Composting Council’s Annual Competition received nearly 125 entries from all ages and across the world.
ICAW is a multi-media publicity and education event that showcases composting and compost products. It features everything from composting in your backyard to large-scale commercial composting facilities and businesses serving entire communities.
This year’s theme is:
Compost–the Soil and Water Connection
As the US voice of the composting industry, USCC has signed onto the International Year of Soil, a project of the Global Soil Partnership and the Food and Agriculture Office of the United Nations.
Our US Theme will center on the need for compost as a component of healthy soil here in our country, in infrastructure development, agriculture and food production – compost’s role in everything from mitigation of brownfields, stormwater management and erosion control, and water conservation.
Browse the Compost Week menu for tools and ideas to help YOU celebrate International Compost Awareness Week!