Earth Overshoot Day Logo

Wednesday, August 1 is Earth Overshoot Day, a day promoted by the Global Footprint Network to bring awareness to how quickly humans use the Earth's available resources. But what does Earth Overshoot Day mean? It means that, starting from January 1st of this year, we have used up all of the total resources that Earth can regenerate in a single year--but only in seven months!  This year’s date is only up one day from last year (August 2), but five months earlier than the first Earth Overshoot Day in 1970 (December 29).

While it may seem impossible to reduce consumption of our available resources, there are actually many ways in which you can #MoveTheDate back. If you’re composting at home, using your brown bin, dropping off food scraps, or enriching your soil with compost you’re already making major impacts! Click here to learn how organics diversion is helping us push back the date!

Food Scrap Drop-off News
Broadway N/W Food Scrap Drop-off moved to 30th Ave N/W
Due to construction at Broadway N/W, we have opened a new drop-off at the 30th Ave subway stop. Check our website for a full list of our drop-offs, or here for drop-offs all over the city.
Compost in Action!
Large group poses in front of tree
After an afternoon of street tree stewardship, TreesNY's Young Urban Foresters and Compost Project staff celebrate their hard work.
Young man and woman read compost thermometer.
Volunteers measure the temperature of one of our maturing compost piles as a part of our biweekly Volunteer Processing Site Days.
This could be you! Whether you need to request compost for a public greening project or want to volunteer with us, we've got you covered!
Sustainable Events, Opportunities,
and Readings
DSNY Brown bins lined up on sidewalk
Earlier this month, Brick Underground took a deep dive into DSNY's curbside organics collection program. Our very own Leah Retherford is quoted! Take a look to learn more about participating in curbside collection: All the Dirt on New York City's Organics Recycling Program.
Look Who's Hiring!

Corbin Hill Food Project

Down to Earth Farmers Markets

Edible Schoolyard NYC


Riverdale Y Sunday Market

Square Roots Farm
Other Opportunities
Community Grants 

Citizen Pruner Training

Grants and Awards List

Green Workers Coop Academy

Rainbarrel Giveaways

Reuse & Repair Grant
Compost Tea & Extract, August 11, Queens Botanical Garden

Connecting Through Food, August 11, Socrates Sculpture Park

Vermicomposting with Jennifer Plewka, August 18, Socrates Sculpture Park

Safe Soil Gardening Best Practices, August 22, Harlem Valley

Composting 101 with Joanne, September 1, Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum

Stop 'N' Swap, Throughout Summer, Various Locations

Summer Reads

Tens of Thousands of People Are About to Lose the Ability to Buy Fresh Food at Farmers Markets

Bumblebees Thrive in the City but Struggle on the Farm

More Recycling Won't Solve Plastic Pollution

Can Norway Help Us Solve the Plastic Crisis, One Bottle at a Time? 

Poisoned Gardens

Sustainable Fashion Only Works When It's Inclusive

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