The one-year-status video of the Humus Formation project. It includes setup, a time-lapse of the first 365 days and some microscopy sequences. The visualisation is inspired by Annie Francé-Harrars article 'Leben wird aus dem Stein' (Life Evolves from Stone) from 1967. Ebook download (in German) available at: http://www.boku.ac.at/humusplattform/humusbuch/
NEW: version in Italian language: vimeo.com/129968887 - Translation by Lucia Silvestrini
This video is published under creative commons license BY-NC-SA (cc 2015) by Ines Fritz.
The project will be continued, for sure until end of the second year. Stay tuned!
RACING TO ZERO will bring a new perspective to the garbage problem confronting the world today and the growing
threat that this imposes on the environment itself. For more than a year we have been actively researching the damaging affect of human waste on the environment, how to explain what is happening and the steps being taken to find solutions.
Americans are still prodigious wasters and in 2009 threw out roughly 243 million tons of trash or about 4.34 pounds of garbage per person per day…and 132 million tons ended up in landfill.
Our 60 minute documentary is an awakening and an admonition and we are the targeted audience. The original title, TRASH24, has now morphed into RACING TO ZERO which suggests a better operating framework for the questions that we are asking and the solutions being implemented by specific cities. Can we achieve the eventual goal, ZERO garbage to landfill in the foreseeable future? Everyone is involved and the pressure is on. How much time do we have?
Portland Mayor Sam Adams proposed the addition of curbside food scrap composting for Portlanders today following a successful, year-long pilot program. The proposal will go to Portland City Council for a first reading next week and vote Wednesday, August 17.
In many parts of the country, disposal of offal and butcher waste is becoming increasingly difficult and expensive, as renderers close down or raise their prices. Composting this waste has been demonstrated as a viable, safe alternative. In this webinar, an expert in butcher waste composting will explain how it's done, and a small slaughter and processing plant operator in Oregon will describe his composting operation, including the regulations and permitting process.
Date: December 1, 2009
Duration: 60 minutes
Jean Bonhotal, Cornell University Waste Management Institute firstname.lastname@example.org (607) 255 8444; CWMI website
Ross McGarva, Lakeview Lockers in Oregon email@example.com (541) 947 3789 Lakeview Lockers website