Happy 51st Earth Day!
As world leaders continue to take steps towards mitigating the impacts of climate change, we the people must keep the green wave moving forward. In some ways the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated climate action, but in other ways it has inspired us to reimagine a better world for all.
As the COVID-19 pandemic swept through NYC last spring, citywide residential composting programs were cut in an effort to save the city’s budget. Today, Mayor DeBlasio announced the return of citywide compost collection this summer. As an organization of community gardeners, Manhattan Land Trust recognizes the importance of recycling household and garden organic waste through composting.
Stop by La Perla community garden, located on 105th St., to check out their composting set up!
If you’d like to learn more about setting up your own indoor or outdoor composting system visit GrowNYC’s website for workshops and tips to keep composting through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Want more ways to reduce waste? Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board also offers resources for recycling clothing, reducing plastic use, and more. Click here to learn more about Manhattan SWAB.
Download this flyer from Manhattan SWAB to learn more about composting kitchen and garden organic matter MSWAB-organic-recycling-2020