Thanks for the fabulous day of clean-up with New York Cares volunteers and neighbors from Park Slope/Gowanus and @Green City Force. You guys rock! The space is really coming back together. Thank you!!!
I'll post a larger update later today - we're headed back to Build It Green!NYC Gowanus to work with another amazing crew of New York Cares volunteers from 10am to 4pm today. All are welcome!!
Our Food Scrap Drop-off program serviced 1000 households per week in 2015!
Our Big Blooms program has given away 5,345 pieces of retired lumber to build 2,226 garden beds in over 1,269 community and school gardens.
We processed 765,477 pounds of food scraps and accepted 237,554 pounds of wood chips and leaf matter in 2015! That's over 1 million pounds of organic material diverted from landfills!
The greenhouse gas emissions prevented by our diversion efforts is equivalent to saving 360,000 gallons of gasoline!
Our Big Gives Back program has given away $300,000 worth of materials benefiting NYC's community and environment.