05 Nov '11, 6pm

Occupy Wall Street Composting, Distributing It To Community Gardens | Care2 Causes

Occupy Wall Street Composting, Distributing It To Community Gardens | Care2 Causes

Written by Matthew McDermott , Treehugger The new bike-powered generators down at the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zucotti Park have been all the rage in the media (and with passersby) since they were built. They are certainly cool, and providing a much-needed service since the police confiscated OWS’ generators, citing safety concerns. But there’s also another interesting sustainability story going on, right next to the bike generators: Composting. Coordinated by Time’s Up! , between 75-200 pounds of compostable waste is being collected each day from the encampment. There’s no on-site compost pile, perhaps obviously; rather, the plastic bins of waste are being taken by cargo bike to a number of community compost collecting facilities in Manhattan, such as the Lower East Side Ecology Center , Earth Matter , and El Jardin de Paraíso . Time’s Up! member Brennan Cavanaugh...

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