Monthly Archives: April 2015

Vote for Year-Round Food-Scrap Composting in Hell’s Kitchen!

Freshly made compost spills out of the bin, ready for the garden.

Freshly made compost spills out of the bin, ready for the garden.

Hey, Hell’s Kitcheners, Gardeners, Composters, and all the rest of you Earth-conscious folk:

We have a great opportunity to make composting happen on a larger scale and year round in our community. Projects to be funded by City Council District 3 Participatory Budgeting are up for a vote starting this Saturday. My committee, Parks & Environment, has some excellent projects (see 8 through 14 on the ballot), including my contribution, #11 on the ballot: A Community Composting Center in Hell’s Kitchen. This is a proposal for a larger-scale food-waste composting operation with at least two drop-off days a week. Gardeners have a special stake in composting efforts, and I hope our gardening community in particular will come out to vote for this project. All residents of District 3, 14 years of age and older, are eligible to vote, so you can bring your favorite teen with you and vote as a family. Voting takes place April 11 through April 19 with several locations, including Hartley House, right over on West 46th Street.

For more voting locations and information, please visit: http://council.nyc.gov/d3/html/members/pb3.shtml

One more thought: Earth Day is coming up on April 22. Your vote for this community composting center is a simple and effective way to care for our Earth. Please plan to vote with Earth Day in mind.

For a poster to share, click on:

PB Vote Week Composting Projectpdf2