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 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.

Plastic Bag Ban Comes to New York!

At long last, the plastic bag ban has arrived to New York State! This is the second statewide ban on single-use plastic bags following California. While a win for environmentalists, does it go far enough?

Low Impact Living Goals for 2020

With less than 11 years to take #climateaction before it's too late to save our planet, the time is now for each of us to do our parts to live more sustainably. Here are 5 ways that I am lowering my impact this year - what are your goals? #zerowaste

Mistakes I Made While Traveling (So You Don’t Have To)

When we travel outside of our countries, the ultimate goal is to leave the place the way you found it, or in even better condition. I documented my efforts to travel low waste this month and wanted to share my mistakes with you so you can avoid them when you're on the go!

The World’s Biggest Brands Commit To Tackling Plastic Pollution, But What Else Can Be Done? (originally published on The Rising)

Plastic pollution activists and coalitions have emphasized the responsibility that the world’s largest brands play in addressing this global crisis, but what else can be done?