Composting: A Biological Solution, Part 1: The Science of Composting | U.S. Green Building Council
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Composting: A Biological Solution, Part 1: The Science of Composting

GBCI: 0920007956

An introduction to the science of composting: an important option for diverting organic material from the landfill.
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
  • 1 CE

Rating system: v4, v2009

Published on: August 25, 2016

Average: 3.5 (48 votes)


This course will provide viewers with an overview of the biological means of composting and sustainable waste management. Compost is an environmentally friendly way to create a healthy soil amendment for home gardens, landscaping or large-scale food production operations. Compost is made from decomposing yard materials and other organics, such as food scraps, that replenishes soil with microorganisms and nutrients. Compost production keeps yard materials and other organics out of landfills, putting them instead to productive use instead of contributing to climate change.


  1. Understand the composting process and how it works
  2. List what items can & can’t be in a compost pile
  3. Describe the proper “recipe” for composting
  4. Understand the scientific and economical benefits of composting
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GBES (Green Building Education Services)
Atlanta, GA
United States

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