International Compost Awareness Week

International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry. It is celebrated each year in the first full week of May and is a multi-media publicity and education event that showcases composting and compost products. It features everything from composting in your backyard to large-scale commercial composting facilities and businesses serving entire communities.

In 2017,  ICAW takes place between 7-13 May. The theme is Compost! Healthy Soil, Healthy Food. Watch this space for more updates.

Download the 2017 manual to give you some ideas and tips on how to celebrate and promote an event!

Celebrate ICAW 2017 - AORA members.pdf 


Compost Under the Vines Field Trial Presentation during International Compost Awareness Week - 6th May 2016

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As part of the Port Phillip and Westernport CMA Project with National Landcare funding, a field day and workshop was organised to highlight the incredible results of the compost trials in the viticulture industry in Victoria.  To see the results, please visit Compost under vines 2016.pdf

Top photo includes local farmers, organisers and the Federal Minister for the Environment, Hon Greg Hunt MP.  Photo below is Hon Greg Hunt MP talking with Michael Wood, a National Director of the Australian Organics Recycling Association and General Manager of Enviromix.   

Minister Hunt exclaimed:

"International Compost Awareness Week is an opportunity for us all to consider the easy steps we can take in our own homes to reduce our contribution to landfill.
 
Composting is a simple measure every household can adopt, which has enormous benefits to our natural environment and helps to reduce our carbon footprint.
 
I encourage people to use International Compost Awareness Week as an opportunity to start their own composting system and play their part in reducing their household landfill contribution.”
 


To get involved in 2017, please contact AORA and we'll ensure you're included.  Please see 2016 ICAW information below for ideas and opportunities. 

2016 ICAW Event Instructions for AORA Members.pdf

AORA ICAW Media Release May 2016.pdf

Well wishes for ICAW from Ireland https://youtu.be/BOg_dKxlqC4

Well wishes fo ICAW from America https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2e4KjBe2YU

International Compost Awareness Events 2016

ICAW Launch by CORE 2 May 2016
Carbon Mate at Wagga Wagga 4 May 2016
ANL Open Day at Blayney 4 May 2016
Waste 2016 at Coffs Harbour 5 May 2016
Compost under the vines at Mornington 6 May 2016