NYLPI and Save Our Compost Fight to Prevent Eviction of Community Compost Sites

November 30, 2020

Environmental Justice, Media Coverage, News, Save Our Compost

Bloomberg Law features NYLPI and Save Our Compost’s battle to prevent the NYC Parks Department from evicting two community compost sites that re-opened this summer after sustained budget advocacy from tens of thousands of New Yorkers concerned about sustainable waste management and green job creation.

You can take action with a letter to the Mayor and the Parks Commissioner here.

The full Bloomberg Law article can be read here.

Bloomberg Law: Food Waste Site Shutdowns in New York Risk Higher Methane Levels

By Stephen Lee
November 27, 2020

Two of New York City’s biggest community composters say the city isn’t letting them stay in the locations they’ve called home for years, raising the prospect of rising methane emissions throughout the city.

“These sites were the biggest things we have left, and we’re fighting to save them,” said Justin Wood, director of organizing and strategic research at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest. “We’re very worried that if they go, the city has no plan to continue composting.”

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