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 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.

Cultivating More Eco-Friendly Habits in 2019

We're two months into 2019, but it's not too late to have goals for what you want to achieve for this year. In a previous post, I shared some of the eco-friendly habits I adopted in 2018, but I know there's room to grow, and here are some I'd like to cultivate! #ecoliving #lowimpactliving #zerowaste #composting #supportlocal

Eco-Friendly Habits I’ve Developed in 2018

Looking back on 2018, I made a commitment to myself to be more conscious of my everyday lifestyle and habits to work toward reducing my footprint. These are some habits I developed in the past year!