This year RIGC member Anthony Longo continued a longstanding practice of picking up all the Roosevelt Island tree sale trimmings and composting them in our garden bins. This has been happening for at least 5 years. In addition, Julia Ferguson and Jerome Dutilloy took this RIGC dream a step further and picked up 27 trees from neighbors and building staff around the Island. On Saturday, January 4th, they transported these organic resources to the Astoria Park Mulchfest Chipping Site and saw them all mulched for NYC parks! Trees in landfills turn to greenhouse gasses, but chipped trees are returned to feed the soil and close the natural loop making for almost zero waste in a natural cycle created by the earth!
RIGC members are actively working to connect with RIOC and plan for 2021. Maybe we can get a drop off site or a chipping day on the Island for more convenience.