Learn About Composting Day
A lot of people don’t even know what composting is, let alone practice it on a regular basis. The process involves combining food waste with yard residue like leaves to produce a nutrient-rich soil-like substance. And Friday is the day to recognize its value.
“It would be beneficial if people composted more often,” said Amirata Mahallati, as he relaxed in The Coffee Bean in Playa del Rey. “But I think it’ll be difficult to make it a habitual practice in this city.
“Still, I’m hopeful that people will start to raise more awareness about the issue so that people can at least know the benefits of composting.”
Since yard and food waste make up 30 percent of the waste stream, composting would significantly decrease the amount of waste reaching landfills, waterways and water treatment facilities.
Even if you can’t envision a world in which composting is part of people’s daily routines, use your knowledge to inform others and begin taking action yourself. Be the change.
But composting isn’t the only reason to celebrate this week …
Monday, May 25
National Tap Dance Day
Get crafty and make some homemade taps with bottle caps and string. Then feel the rhythm and stomp it out.
Tuesday, May 26
National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
Cheesecake is an underrated treat. And the mini blueberry version at Urth Caffé is a gem. Satisfy your taste buds at 2327 Main St.
Wednesday, May 27
Sunscreen Protection Day
Slab on that SPF. You’ll appreciate it when you’re 50. With more UV rays seeping through the depleted ozone layer, sunscreen is pretty crucial these days.
Thursday, May 28
National Hamburger Day
Umami Burger is in a class of its own. Experience the sensation at 500 Broadway in Santa Monica. Try out the Truffle Burger.
Saturday, May 30
Water a Flower Day
The vegetation in LA is suffering more than ever. Help keep the plants alive with some H2O.
Sunday, May 31
National Macaroon Day
The kinds made of coconut and almonds, not the meringue “macarons”. Savor these Italian delicacies at Sweet Lady Jane on Montana Avenue.