Are You Green?
UnityPoint Health - Des Moines sure is! Stop by our tent this Saturday at the Downtown Des Moines Farmers' Market to learn more about what environmentally-friendly things UnityPoint is doing to cut costs and eliminate waste at our hospitals and clinics. Also, learn what you can do to make a difference at home. Be sure to scoop up some compost provided by Green RU to take home and try out in your garden!
What is Composting?
Composting is a natural solution to solid waste management. About 68 million tons of solid waste being sent to landfills is organic material that could be recycled or recovered. By composting organic waste such as yard debris, food scraps and wet/soiled paper, you can help reduce excess waste in out landfills.
Composting is a natural process that turns these organic materials into a dark, rich substance called compost, or humus. Humus is a wonderful conditioner for your soil, and has the ability to improve the chemical, physical and biological characteristics of soils and growing media.
More and more restaurants, cities, corporations and hospitals are taking steps to reduce waste and "go green." Learn the steps UnityPoint Health is taking to help the environment, and learn how your family can start implementing changes today! Volunteers will be on-hand at our tent located at 3rd & Court, sharing tips, healthy recipes and family-friendly activities.
We'll see you at The Market!