Iowa City businesses help the environment through composting

Photo by Plan for Opportunity, Flickr.
Photo by Plan for Opportunity, Flickr.

Some Iowa City businesses are composting to reduce their impact on the environment.

The Bluebird Diner, New Pioneer Co-op and four Iowa City-area Hy-Vee stores all have composting programs.

Composting helps the environment by producing healthier soil and by keeping food waste out of landfills. As food decomposes in landfills, it releases the greenhouse gas methane.

Read more about the environmental efforts of Iowa City businesses here.

New Pioneer Food Co-op turns 40

Photo by plasticdollhouse, Flickr

Iowa City’s New Pioneer Food Co-op is celebrating a major milestone. The co-op has now been around for 40 years.

Their success is attributed to their member-focused style of business. Anyone who signs up for the co-op has the opportunity to offer their input on the organization’s decisions. Continue reading