Do you know that very special scent in the air when a fresh summer rain hits the ground? It's called petrichor. Petrichor is created by bacteria active in the soil that produce something called geosmin. Humans react very strongly and usually positively to geosmin, because it is a sign of life, of water, of liveliness in the soil.
They are the real superheroes of our composting process and without them, composting wouldn't even be possible 😍 Microorganisms occur naturally on our food. In KALEA, we create a perfect environment via our retechnology so that the little helpers can work turbo-fast. Thank you for being there, you itty-bitty microorganisms.
On this day we acknowledge that a healthy environment is the foundation for a stable and healthy society. And, of course, that we need to protect this environment. Earth's natural resources include air, minerals, plants, soil, water, and wildlife. With each compost cycle you finish, you give something back to earth 🌍🌱
What a breeze: It's Global Wind Day – and ever since we are fascinating by the power of wind. Here are three facts about wind you might not know yet: 💨 The doldrums is a wind-free area around the equator where sailing ships used to get stuck for weeks. Hence the phrase ‘in the doldrums’ 🌬 Dunes are formed because wind carries the sand through the air 🍃 Windmills have been in use since 2000 B.C.
Even though we spend most of our time dealing with soil, we also care about the world's oceans - as they are one of the largest habitats in the world. To celebrate, here are five facts about the ocean: 🦀 The ocean is home to nearly 95 % of all life 🐡 Over 70 % of our planet’s oxygen is produced by the ocean 🐠 The Pacific Ocean is wider than the moon 🐚 Our oceans cover more than 70 % of the Earth’s surface 🐬 The world’s longest mountain chain is underwater
Nature is crazy... We are not the only ones who think compost is totally awesome! There’s a bird that makes compost to incubate its eggs: It's the Australian brush turkey 🥚The bird collects decaying material and then builds a mound. The compost heats up, allowing the bird to incubate many more eggs than it could sit on. Work smarter and not harder, huh?
Right now, 26,000 species of animals and plants are threatened with extinction, just like their habitats. The rainforest alone is home to between 50% and 70% of all species found on earth. It is unimaginable what it means if we continue to destroy this important habitat. 👉 Stop or reduce meat consumption 👉 Avoid palm oil 👉 Make your everyday life more climate-friendly (bicycle, public transport,...) 👉 Design a sustainable garden 👉 Live vegan 👉 Buy organic 👉 Start and sign petitions