As a one-time New Yorker I am absolutely amazed at how much the city is evolving into being more environmentally conscious. I was promoting in the city for the upcoming premiere of Symphony of the Soil at the IFC July 11th and was as lucky enough to meet some of the folks who are changing the city for the better and doing great work. From the Grow NYC composters at the TriBeCa farmers market and Union Square Green Market, to The Horticultural Society of NY in mid-town Manhattan, to the farmers from Norwhich Meadows and Ryder Organic Farms who work the Green Markets, it was truly amazing to see how many people and organizations are contributing to making New York City a more sustainable (and beautiful) place to live. Some of these organizations have been around for quite a while, and some of them are ‘fairly’ new, but here’s a just a sampling of the many organizations in NYC that are changing the city for the better (and these are only a few!).
Feel free to add to the list if you know of folks in NYC promoting healthy practices to save our soil! Keep up the great work NYC – there’s a lot more work to be done, but truly inspiring to see.
As one of the composters at the TriBeCa market said, one day SoHo will be called “GroHo”?..
-Post written by Carolina Cruz Santiago
July 11, 2013 at 5:43