#SaveOurCompost formed in response to NYC eliminating all funding for composting.
Our efforts included:
- 23,000 signatures on the change.org/composting petition
- 1,000 people attending a town hall about composting
- 543 letters sent about #SaveOurCompost during the budget negotiations
- Thousands of emails and calls about #SaveOurCompost to elected officials (it was the second most popular topic, after Summer Youth Employment Program)
Through our collective efforts rallying NYers, we were able to restore $2.86m for community composting (like the farmers markets drop off sites).
Big Reuse & Lower East Side Ecology Center are now facing eviction from their compost yards, which would further eviscerate NYC's composting systems. We're continuing to fight back, with the help of volunteers.
Would you like to help the #SaveOurCompost efforts?
- Follow #SaveOurCompost on Instagram and Twitter for up-to-date actions
- Urge Mayor de Blasio to not evict the environmental nonprofits Big Reuse & the Lower East Side Ecology Center from their community compost sites. One click email coming soon! Please check #SOC's social media pages for updates
- Sign the https://change.org/composting petition
- Drop of your food scraps at one of the food scrap drop off sites
- Read the op-ed, "Parks’ Plan to Evict Beloved Composting Sites Would Strike Blow to NYC Climate Goals"
- Read the article, "Food Waste Site Shutdowns in New York Risk Higher Methane Levels"
Funded by New York City, NY (December 2020)