Composting 101 for Environmental Justice

Be part of the solution: Learn to compost! Composting diverts waste and creates healthy soil. At this FREE workshop, you’ll learn the basics of composting: what it is, how it works, why it’s important, and how to do it. We will have guest speakers and demonstrations, and you’ll learn what’s happening in our community to make compost.  Become a compost ambassador!

WHEN: March 11 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
WHERE: Compost Demo Site at Snug Harbor, near Heritage Farm and red barn
ADMISSION: Free | Registration requested here

Organic waste (food scraps) rots in our landfills, creating methane gas.  Methane is 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide in global warming, so learning how to reduce methane emissions is a key part of taking care of your environment. This event is in partnership with the Staten Island Urban Center.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to reduce waste in NYC and rebuild NYC’s soil by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to produce and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs and staff are funded and managed through the DSNY Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability (BRS) in partnership with host institutions.

This program is made possible with funding provided by the New York City Council through A Greener NYC, a program of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Snug Harbor thanks the Staten Island City Council Delegation for their generous allocations.

This program is also funded by the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute.