Composting Green Map of Manhattan Debuts 12/9

New York city produces a lot of waste; 4 pounds per person per day by some measures. With about 8 million inhabitants that makes roughly 16,000 tons of garbage per day! According to The Big Green Apple, 4 per cent of that waste is compostable. But where oh where are all the compost heaps? Find out this Saturday, December 9, 2006, as the brand new Composting Green Map of Manhattan makes its debut with a celebration at the Union Square Greenmarket from noon until 2pm.

Created by Green Map System and Lower East Side Ecology Center, this pocket-size map shows you where to take your kitchen scraps and organic waste so it can be composted and naturally recycled into rich soil, along with resources so you can start your own composting project at home. A complete list of compostable items is included, too! Get your free copy there or download it here!The Green Map System (GMS) is a locally adaptable, globally shared framework for environmental mapmaking. The maps identify, promote and link eco and cultural resources. Made collaboratively by community residents these handy tools for discovering green resources in your own ‘hood or one that you are visiting are available for hundreds of cities around the world – from Capilla de Monte (Argentina) to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and everything in between :: Green Map

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