We are reopening our Compost Program now that the weather is finally warmer.
We are harvesting the finished Compost on Monday, May 5, 2014 10am-12pm and again on Wednesday May 7, 2014 2-4pm.
Bring a container to take compost home to your plants. Compost is free!
We are looking for volunteers to help us run the program. Please email us at compostues at gmail.com if interested. I will be leaving NYC next year and this will be my last full year running the program. We currently need help with drop-offs and bin turning.
Our food scrap Drop-Off will resume Wednesday May 14, 2014 and are subject to change in August depending on our volunteer availability.
Hope to see you there!
A discussion about Mayor Bloomberg’s announcement to implement a new york city-wide composting plan.
From Smart News, the Smithsonian Magazine: Your Compost Will Not Attract Vermin, Take Over Your Apartment or Produce Toxic Fumes | Smart News.
If you’re interested in how universities are becoming more sustainable in their efforts, this is a great article to start with.
What can business learn about sustainability from higher ed? | GreenBiz.com.
After stopping our composting during the winter when everything froze, we are starting up again. May 1, 2013! Hope to see you then!
Check out what food scraps you can bring to compost and where to go!
If you have a compost bin at home and found some white worms, chances are your compost pH is too acidic. But there is an easy solution. Check it out: White Worms in Your Compost Bin – Should You Be Worried?.
Ever wonder if the seafood you’re eating is sustainable? Check out this great explanation and link to a handy tool to keep around whenever you’re ordering at a restaurant. Seafood Watch: Do You Eat Sustainable Seafood?
Ever wonder what the differences are between different light bulbs? This cool info-graphic tells you all about the differences between incandescent, LED and CFL bulbs. Check it out! Resources – Infographics – Cost of Lighting.
Since our program works so hard to help educate our community about waste in an effort to get more people composting, I thought this post from It’s Not Easy To Be Green was highly informative on why trees are important to our environment.
Why Trees Matter « It’s Not Easy To Be Green.
If anyone is interested in learning more about genetically modified plants, check out this post below from Illumination by K. Folta.
Illumination: What is “Genetically Modified”? and the Frankenfood Pardox.
Earth911 is having a contest for a universal Reuse symbol. The recycle it symbol is very well known, but reusing still needs a hand. Submissions end August 22, 2012 and voting begins August 23, 2012.
Check them out! All Ideas for Design the Universal Reuse Symbol.