Compost support sought

Red Deerians are invited to vote and help Red Deer receive an additional grant of $25,000 for a composting program.

Red Deerians are invited to vote and help Red Deer receive an additional grant of $25,000 for a composting program.

The Shell Fuelling Change program recently selected an upcoming program for residents, Residential Composting for Red Deerians, to receive a grant of $10,000. Now, through a voting process, Red Deer has the opportunity to receive more cash for this composting program.

The voting can be done at fuellingchange.com.

To vote, log in, create a profile and automatically receive 10 votes. Additional votes can be gained by using receipts from a Shell station.

The City of Red Deer will be launching the residential organics composting program in the spring of 2012, with the goal of increasing awareness and participation in composting at home.

“We received the news from Shell that our project had been accepted by the FuellingChange program in late October,” said Bailey Doepker, environmental program specialist. “The voting process started a couple of weeks ago and a number of projects already have a lot of votes, but I feel Red Deerians have a great sense of community and competitiveness, which will help us to catch up.”

The idea behind FuellingChange is social investment program that grants $1 million each year to environmental projects that improve the state of Canada’s land, air and water.