Changing Human Poo into Organic Fertilizers, Green Energy, and More – #WATWB

I believe that saving the environment and the health of people and animals includes saying no to using toxic chemicals on animals, plants, and land rather than natural substances. So when I went searching for good news to share for this month’s We Are The World Blogfest (#WATWB) the article below was a natural (excuse the pun) fit. Hats off to Washington D.C. for changing human poo into Bloom fertilizer, eliminating the need for chemical fertilizers, creating green energy, and saving our natural resources, just to name a few of the many benefits.

Also, you can check out three links to other great stories in the article below:

Dutch Guy Famous for Cleaning Up Pacific Garbage Patch is Now Clearing the World’s Rivers Too
Whale Feces Represents One of the Greatest Allies Against Climate Change—Even More Than Trees
Student Invents Toilet That Converts Poop into Energy – And Pays in Digital Currency if You Help to Fill it!

At the end of each month, we bloggers are given an opportunity to post good news, offering an antidote to bad news in our feeds. For every dark, negative story out there, there is a positive, heartwarming story that will add some light and lift the human spirit. #WATWB was started in March 2017; we’ve been sharing positive, uplifting stories to inspire, give hope and motivate others for many years now. This month’s co-hosts are Eric Lahti and Sylvia Stein. Please check out their blogs and say hello.

Lizbeth Hartz is the author of the true crime, true love memoir Angel Hero, Murder in Hawaii, A True StoryGet it on Amazon or sign up to read the 1st chapter free.


  1. Mary J Giese on November 26, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    This is great, Lizbeth. I hope other large communities can start doing something similar. I have been thinking lately of how I can compost my unwanted fruit and veggie pieces, but it’s difficult coming up with a plan while living in an apartment. I hate throwing those things in the garbage when I’d rather return it all to the earth. Thanks for being part of #WATWB in November.

    • Belinda Witzenhausen on November 28, 2021 at 11:51 pm

      Hi Mary we were able to get composting in our building years ago by circulating a petition. The city does monthly pick ups from the building. We keep little bins in our unit and take them down to a sealed larger one housed in our parking garage when filled. It gets wheeled out to the curb for pickup once a week. It’s become quite successful here. If you can get enough tenants interested approach your town who knows they might go for it.🤷‍♀️

  2. susan scott on November 28, 2021 at 8:39 am

    Thanks Lizbeth … amazing initiative! Poo sounds like a rich fertilising agent and if this thwarts the use of chemicals this is extra significant. Thanks for this excellent #WATWB post

  3. Lizbeth Hartz on November 28, 2021 at 9:32 am

    Thank you, Mary! I’m happy to be a part of #WATWB because, every month, it lifts me up. I totally hear you, and am wishing for a compost place (like you, I don’t have a house.) I agree, what an amazing initiative, and I love that it brings hope for the future. Wishing you a lovely holiday:)

  4. Belinda Witzenhausen on November 28, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    Brilliant post Lizbeth! Thanks so much for sharing and for being a part of #WATWB! Have a wonderful week!

    • Lizbeth Hartz on November 29, 2021 at 12:24 am

      Thank you, Belinda! You’re welcome, and it’s lovely to be part of #WATWB–it lifts me up researching good news, and reading the other brilliant postings. BTW, I loved yours about the trees. Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday!

  5. Eric Lahti on December 6, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    Considering the sheer amount of poo in D.C., they’ve definitely got their work cut out for them. Cool article!