The Composting Council Research & Education Foundation (CCREF) launched the Two Cents for Compost program, so named because they are asking compost producers to donate 2 cents for every ton of compost produced each quarter. Anyone can make donations to the program. Proceeds will be used to develop best practices, identify and quantify benefits of composting, and build awareness of those benefits. The goal is to raise $30,000 by the end of 2012 to support innovation and growth of composting across the country.