Sunday, March 18, 2012

More Compost Please

A study by the EPA estimated that Americans generate roughly 30 million tons of food waste each year, which is about 12 percent of the total waste stream. All but about 2 percent of that food waste ends up in landfills. By increasing the availability of locations for Brooklyn residents to drop off food waste for composting, we could increase the amount turned into rich soil for gardens, parks, homes and trees.

Councilman Brad Lander has set aside 1 million dollars for community projects and is asking Brooklyn residents to vote on how it should be spent. One of the projects would be increasing drop off sides for food waste and would cost only $165,000.

If Brad Lander is your Congressman, you can vote for this project (and/or other projects). Just bring proof of residency to one of the following voting locations:

Tues., March 27 - Thurs, March 29
Councilmember Lander’s District Office
456 5th Avenue, 3rd Fl
7:30am - 8:00pm

Saturday, March 31
Windsor Terrace Library
160 East 5th Street
10:00am - 4:30pm

PS 58
330 Smith Street
(Enter on 1st Place)
10:00am - 6:00pm

Old Stone House
336 3rd Street
10:00am - 7:00pm

Sunday, April 1
Beth Jacob Day Care Center
1363 46th Street
10:00am - 5:00pm

Old Stone House
336 3rd Street
10:00am - 5:00pm

Carroll Park
Carroll Street between Court and Smith
10:00am - 5:00pm


image courtesy of East Fourth Street Community Garden in Brooklyn

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