The Compost

Breaking down the week’s stories on environmental issues.

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We all realize that conserving the environment is important, especially with the unceasing headlines about climate change. But it's overwhelming. Our goal is to make it easier for you to understand what's going on, why it matters, and what you can do to help.
Joe Robison
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    Joe RobisonSEO Consultant, Green Flag Digital

    Straightforward and actionable news on the environment In your inbox every Monday Blend of positive and negative news


    Makes me realize I'm not doing enough :)

    Love the writing style of this newsletter. It's like The Skimm, but better for the environment. I don't usually go out of my way to find environmental news, so I like this format because it comes directly to me!

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Andrew Haupt
Andrew HauptMaker@ajhaupt7 · Software Engineer at
Hi everyone! The Compost grew out of the realization that most people really want to conserve the environment. But they don't want to spend hours upon hours each week trying to parse all the news ー there's too much information, it's hard to dissect, and it's hard to care when it seems like nothing you do will really have an effect. The goal of The Compost is to make it easier for you to: a) Understand what's going on. We break down current and relevant events into concise, easy to understand summaries. b) Understand why it matters. We highlight the implications of events so they aren't as simple to disregard, and you become more aware of how they actually affect your life. c) Understand what you can do to help. We give you practical suggestions on what you can do to contribute. It's easy to feel helpless in the face of an enormous obstacle ー hopefully this helps you feel less like that. It comes in the form a weekly email newsletter (every Monday morning), and the website contains all of our previous posts as well. We're actively brainstorming ways to improve and other environmentally-focused tools that people want, so we really appreciate any feedback or suggestions you might have. Thanks!
Paul Frorath
Paul Frorath@paul_frorath
Love this! Shortening the lengths people need to go in order to do something positive by one step
Andrew Haupt
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