Category: Sustainability

Borough President, Solid Waste Advisory Board, and Citizens Committee for NYC Award Community Composting Grants to Groups in All Five Boroughs

Resident-led composting projects will contribute to city’s “Zero Waste” goal by promoting organics recycling NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, the Citizens Committee for New York City, and the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board today jointly announced $20,000 in grant awards for 32 community composting projects in neighborhoods across the city. The announcement comes as International Composting Awareness Week draws to a close. Through the Community Composting… Read more

Borough President Issues Plan to Expand Urban Agriculture

Brewer announces up to $1 million in funding to promote gardening and hydroponics in schools Urban Farming Symposium announced for fall For Immediate Release: April 30, 2015 NEW YORK – At City Hall today, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer released “How Our Gardens Grow, Strategies for Expanding Urban Agriculture,” a report with recommendations for expanding urban agriculture in Manhattan’s schools, senior centers, and public housing facilities. Brewer… Read more

Raising awareness about the NYC Organics Collection Program

My office, in coordination with the NYC Departments of Sanitation (DSNY) and Education (DOE) sponsored “Day of Action” today to help raise awareness about the NYC Organics Collection Program, an effort to cut the solid waste produced by city public school cafeterias and produce nutrient-rich compost in the bargain. During today’s morning school drop-off period, my staff and I fanned out to distribute flyers explaining the… Read more

Brewer statement on Earth Day

Earth Day is an opportunity for all New Yorkers to renew our commitment to protecting the planet – and key ways we can do that are by reducing the amount of waste our City produces and processes, as well as ensuring that new buildings are more energy efficient. In addition to co-sponsoring electronic waste recycling events, my office is working with the Department of Sanitation and the Department of Health… Read more