How to Reduce Food Waste at Home: Resources

In March, I rounded out the mini-workshop series on the topic of waste, culminating on a popular topic that many folks are talking about to their peers (and even in mainstream media): food waste.

A Deeper Dive into Waste and Recycling Workshop: Resources

Learn more about how our recyclables are processed, why certain items are accepted and others are not, and how we can become better recyclers in the latest resource guide to supplement the workshop with guest presenter Kara Napolitano from Sims Municipal Recycling!

Recycling 101 and Waste Reduction Workshop: Resources

In early February, I hosted the first of a three-part mini-workshop series on the topic of waste. In this workshop, we covered the basics around recycling and shared some tips and tricks for reducing waste in our every day lives. For those who joined me in this event live, thank you so much for your … Continue reading Recycling 101 and Waste Reduction Workshop: Resources

Why We Should Replace Our Lawns with Gardens

If you let your imagination run free, how would you reimagine green spaces to look like? After following Rob Greenfield's experience transforming a lawn into a food garden, I'm inspired and want to see that in the near future across the country!

3 Lessons I Learned Since Starting a Home Compost Bin Using Worms

NYC suspended its community composting programs and people like me got creative with diverting food scraps. I tried out vermicomposting and want to share three lessons I learned through this experience!

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!

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 Nov 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.