Join us in a Town Hall Discussion with Council Member Antonio Reynoso and compost/environmental leaders from across the city Tuesday May 5th at 6PM. Click here to register.
YOU CAN SAVE COMPOSTING IN NYC!! In response to COVID-19, the proposed budget from the Mayor ends funding for composting, food scrap drop-offs, environmental education and free compost distribution at Big Reuse, Earth Matter, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Grow NYC and all NYC Botanical Gardens. You can help by:
▪️ Looking up your city council member at www.mygovnyc.org
▪️ In an email or call, urging your city council member to
1) Save funding for community composting and Food Scrap Drop Offs.
2) Maintain funding for curbside compost pickup that reaches 470,000 buildings and single-family homes.
3) Expand composting to the whole city and make it mandatory as soon as possible.
Why? Composting is essential. Composting diverts 157 tons of organic material everyday from landfills, which drastically reduces harmful emissions. In addition, cutting composting programs wastes tens of millions in investments the City already made. These investments cannot be recouped.
Damaging the environment should not be a cost saving measure - especially when the Trump Administration is suspending water and air pollution regulations. A Green New Deal should be the way we get back to work.