Brother and sister want to get their hands on your garbage
Grand Traverse County (WPBN/WGTU) —
Summer vacation is typically a time for kids to kick back and watch the days roll by. But a Northern Michigan brother and sister have found a way to not only help their neighbors but also help Mother Nature at the same time.
Lily and August Culver are your typical brother and sister duo. They occasionally disagree on things but for the most part, they make a pretty good team. They've partnered up this summer and launched their own community service they hope will have them dealing with what you probably throw out with your garbage.
Lily says "if you think about it all of your food goes into landfills, and it just starts building up, it just stays there." That bothered 11-year-old Lilly and six-year-old August so they decided to do something about it. They went door to door, offering buckets to all their neighbors, and asked they fill them up with food scraps and other compostable materials that otherwise might just have ended up in the trash.
Starting this week, Lily and August will make the rounds on Tuesday mornings, emptying their neighbor's buckets, and hauling them to Interrotten, a community composting site in Interlochen. It ends up on a compost pile, and in time will become free compost for the taking instead of ending up wasting away at a landfill.
It's a brother and sister team that saw something that they thought they could change and then went out and did it, one house, one neighbor, and one bucket at a time.