How to Start a Worm Compost Bin

When NYC suspended its community composting programs, it was painful to throw away my food waste. After researching options and discussing with family, we decided to try out vermicomposting (using red wriggler worms). Check out this post for how to get started!

Why Climate Justice is Racial Justice

Today, June 5th, is World Environment Day! Environmentalists are all standing up for #BlackLivesMatter because we can't talk about climate justice without racial justice.

How We Can Work to End Systemic Injustice

George Floyd will not be the last person who will die at the hands of #policebrutality based on the color of his skin if we do not collectively stand up against #racism in all forms. I hope you will take the time to read this post and ways you can actively combat racism in your life and work. #blacklivesmatter #nopeacenojustice

How One Pug is Fighting Food Waste in NYC, One Household at a Time

In case you haven’t heard, NYC suspended the citywide curbside compost collection program due to COVID-19 related budget cuts, and New Yorkers across five boroughs are feeling its effects. Some have identified alternative ways to compost during the pandemic, and others are taking this food waste issue into their own hands (or paws, I should say). Read on to find out how Astoria Pug is fighting food waste in his neighborhood!

How to Help Save Composting in NYC (Updated June 2020)

On Friday, April 17th, the NYC Department of Sanitation announced that the curbside composting program would be suspended starting May 4, 2020 through at least June 30, 2021. While it's easy to be frustrated in this situation, we can channel our feelings in productive ways and speak up to #saveourcompost. Here's how you can get involved.

5 Simple Ways to Reduce Food Waste at Home

For many of us, we were brought up thinking that certain parts of our fresh produce could be eaten, and that the rest needed to be thrown away. I’m here to ask you to save your ends and stems, and your peels and skins, because here are 5 ways you can get some additional use out of these food scraps!

4 Ways to Compost in NYC While Curbside Composting is Suspended during a Pandemic (Updated July 2020)

NYC residents who participate in the curbside composting program recently heard that the program will be suspended starting May 4, 2020 through June 30, 2021. That means we will see over 300,000 pounds of organics going to landfills and incinerators EVERY day if we don't do anything about it. Luckily, there are still some alternatives; here are three ways you can still compost in NYC.

5 Ways to Participate in Earth Day During a Pandemic

Countries around the world are enforcing strict stay home policies to help flatten the curve during the pandemic, but that does not mean we can not celebrate #EarthMonth, and more specifically #EarthDay that's coming up! Here are five ways to participate while staying safe at home.

6 Self-Care Tips While You're Social Distancing

Wherever you are in the world, you may be feeling the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, and you may be self-isolating as a measure to prevent and reduce the spread of the disease. This can take a toll on any person, so I want to share some tips on how I am practicing self-care while I abide by the social distancing recommendations in NYC. Let me know what you are doing to cope during this time!

5 Tips to Protect Yourself from the Coronavirus Disease

Traditional and social media has painted #COVID19 to be dangerous and incite panic among the population, and as a result misinformation has led to a rise in panic-buying, experimenting with false cures, and anti-Asian racism. The best advice is to not panic and follow the CDC and WHO on basic hygiene practices that will help protect you and reduce your chances of getting sick.