Spreadtheworm.org is on a mission to make vermicomposting viral. Its a social network site with an eco conscience. We encourage users who already vermicompost to pass on their worms to as many people as they can with the hope that they in turn breed worms and pass down the tradition.
Members can use our fun program to calculate how much waste they and their friend prevented from going to landfills. There are currently 20 users saving 18 pounds a week of garbage!
This website narrates a global story of individuals collectively taking responsibility for a better world.
Imagine a world where people reduced their garbage by up to 40%! There is nothing to it but to get a simple bin with red worms in it, sharing them, and getting others to do the same. There is no charity you need to donate to. There is no organization you need to volunteer for. Start making a few changes in your own home, influence other people to do it and you will be doing a bigger service for humanity than many Nobel peace prize winners!
Spreadtheworm.org is the most (and only) ethical pyramid scheme that ever existed.
How it all started
“I purchased a vermicompost bin at my local environmental office (Ecoquartier) for $35.
I knew I could set it up on my own for less, but since there are living beings involved, it was important for me that I get it done right by official experts. Watching videos, reading forums, and multiple websites confused me as they all had a slightly different way of making a compost bin. Once I finally received my box, I couldn’t believe how unbelievably easy it was. It was just one bin with newspapers, soil and worms. It’s just like having another trash bin.
After a few months of my worms settling in and reproducing, I built vermicompost systems and selling it at cost while finding ways to make it cheaper. Each person I gave the bin to promised to do the same. This is not a one person project, this will only be effective if everyone follows this example. Each bin saves at least 40 pounds a year. And if our network doubles every few months with users, this number can reach the sky. This year we diverted 156 pounds of waste from going to the landfills!
A lot of people are discouraged by vermicomposting because of myths, complications, accessibility and cost. Some private companies sell vermicomposting systems for as high as $200. This website aims to counter that.
For as low as $12, you can start vermicomposting! And in optimal conditions, you can start giving away your worms every few months for others to start composting too!” – Shirin Delsooz