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NYC SAFE Disposal Event – Manhattan

The NYC Department of Sanitation is holding a series of SAFE Disposal Events (Solvents, Automotive, Flammable, Electronics) to provide NYC residents with a one-stop method…

The Future of Waste in New York: A Lecture by Kathryn Garcia, Commissioner, NYC Department of Sanitation

To kick off Getting to Zero, Open House New York’s year-long series on the future of New York City’s waste system, Kathryn Garcia, Commissioner, NYC Department of Sanitation, will outline the steps the city has already taken to achieve these goals, the opportunities and challenges we will face over the next few years, and innovative practices that have the potential to transform the waste management industry.

Resiliency Speaker Series: Composting 101

As part of its Resiliency Speaker Series, join Rockaway Waterfront Alliance and the New York City Compost Project to learn how to compost in your…

E-Waste Mobile Craft Session

Make a one-of-a-kind e-waste mobile sculpture. By participating in this session, you will have a wide variety of materials at your disposal such as CDs,…

esa Fashion Week DIY Party

In partnership with the NYC Fair Trade Coalition, esa invites you to come celebrate Fashion Week at its DIY party! Bring all your unwanted (doomed…

Living Threads Photo Exhibit & Discussion: Oaxaca’s Traditional Dress and the People Who Wear It

Join photographer, researcher and storyteller, Eric Mindling, as he provides us with a glimpse into his historical documentary project, Living Threads: Oaxaca’s Traditional Dress and the People Who Wear It that looks at the grand diversity of styles of traditional dress and the people who wear them in Oaxaca, Mexico. From sweeping portraiture, insights into a changing world and the sharing of his personal motives to undertake this two year project, Mindling opens our eyes to a wondrous land and people.

Stop ‘N’ Swap® Brooklyn

Need to get rid of some clutter? Or maybe you’re just looking for some interesting finds. At Stop ‘N’ Swap®, take recycling to a new level, and let you’re unused items become treasures for someone else!

GrowNYC Create Fair

Calling all DIY lovers! Come to GrowNYC’s Create Fair to enjoy fun, hands-on activities including cooking demos, recycling games, nutrition education workshops, and making DIY seed planters.

BSC Event: Future of Sustainable Fashion

Join Be Social Change on March, March 22nd for a panel discussion and pop-up shop to discover and explore the Future of Sustainable Fashion – How Socially-Conscious Companies & Consumers Are Creating Impact.

Double VELA: Tour of Recycling Plant

Embrace your inner kid and join us on a trip to Pratt Industry’s recycling plant on Victory Boulevard. Ogle at immense machinery, marvel at the automation, and get a peek at a massive recycling operation, right in our own backyard.


Bring your holiday tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city!