The City of Northfield is partnering with Northfield Curbside Compost to offer residents a series of webinars on composting and recycling. The workshops, titled Recycling and Composting in Northfield, Composting at Home, and Compost Communication, will take place online on March 29, April 5 and April 12 at 7 p.m. online

A press release stated that participants will learn tools for effective climate communication with adults and children. The skills learned in this workshop can be applied to most conversations about climate change.

Register for the workshops at: weblink.ci.northfield.mn.us/Forms/CompostWorkshops. The webinars are recorded and available for later viewing on the City of Northfield YouTube channel.

“The creation of these educational resources is in response to the Climate Action Plan (GAP) and the city’s composting survey, which was completed in 2020,” the press release said. “The city’s goal is to be carbon-free by 2040. To become a carbon-free city, the CAP is calling on Northfield to” remove 100% of organic materials from the waste stream through a robust composting program by 2025 “.

The survey examined the public interest in such a program. The respondents called for better education of the population about composting.