For much of my life I was a faithful but passive composter. That is, my mother composted, and she also cleaned up after me which meant that any organic waste was carefully returned to the ground from whence it came. When I moved out on my own it did not occur to me to follow in her footsteps. I never ended up living in any one place long enough to invest in a composter and forgot about the environmental benefits of so doing.
I am getting a head start on the move to a post-carbon world