Few Tips for Earth Day

"COMPOST Food comprises about 17% of NYC's waste stream. When this material is sent
to a landfill it contributes to NYCs disposal costs and creates greenhouse
gas emissions. Composting is easier than you think. Grow NYC has made free
composting available at all of their markets or you can ask your community
garden if they have a composing program, most of them do!
Here are some things to keep in mind to help you get started with your new
composting habits: 
If you are worried about having flies, then keep your compostable materials
in the freezer so it stays fresh and out of the way. There are also compost
garbage cans, Full Circle Home is a great company to buy them from.
NO meat, chicken, fish, greasy food scraps, fat, oil, dairy, animal waste,
litter or bedding, coal or charcoal, coconuts (coconut shells are ok),
diseased and/or insect-infested houseplants/soil or
biodegradable/compostable plastics
If you have compostable boxes, rip them into little pieces otherwise they
won't get used as compost.
Sticks or dry plants go in a different container, ask the person in charge
where to put it.
STICK TO GLASS 500 million straws are used and discarded every day in the United States
alone and a lot of this goes straight into the sea. Go straw-less or just
carry your own stainless steel straw.
Also be sure to carry your own tote bag at all times. We are addicted to
plastics and they are one of the biggest attributors to climate
change, ocean pollution and the bleaching of corals.
Shop at a store where they sell by bulk. A lot of stores will let you bring
your own glass jar and buy bulk; this reduces the amount of plastic bags
you end up with at the end of your shopping experience.
Say no to bottled water. The fact is that bottle water is as bad or worse
than tap water; tap water is continuously monitored and treated according
to federal standards so a filtering system will make a perfect water combo…