Worms
for Waste

Goal 13 - Climate Action

Discover why earthworms are key to the future of the natural world and design your own wormery to reduce food waste.

What is this challenge?

Food waste makes up 30% of what we throw away. But if we compost it instead, it can produce a fantastic fertiliser for crops and a reduction in emissions of the greenhouse gas methane generated in landfills. A surprising partner in this is the humble earthworm.  Add worms to compost piles, and they produce a more nutrient-rich soil. In this challenge, you will explore sustainable farming innovations around the world and will design and make your own “wormery”.  You’ll get tips and demonstrations from worm farming expert Anna De La Vega, founder of The Urban Worm.

When can I participate?

Open now until June 18th, 2021

How long will it take?

Around 3-5 hours

What happens at the end?

You will receive a certificate of completion, and will also have the opportunity for your work to be included in an online gallery. A young person aged 16-18 who submits an outstanding piece of work will have the opportunity to undertake work experience or mentoring at Scottish retailer Zero Waste Organics.

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