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Green City Force
Queensbridge NYCHA Community
(Queensbridge Houses)
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the project

Please support this two part outreach event with Green City Force and partners to increase participation at the Queensbridge F stop Food Scrap Drop-off site! Day one includes a full day of learning, practicing and sharing in outreach strategies, flyer design do's and don'ts, and a screening of the documentary Symphony of the Soil. Day two we will door to door canvas the entire 6 blocks and 96 buildings of Queensbridge, giving information on how residents can get green by participating in the weekly Food Scrap Drop-off site brought to the community by local stewards the New York City Compost Project Hosted by Big Reuse.

This project will provide a quality training event followed by a Green City Force action outreach campaign to enhance the understanding and importance of recycling and composting programs to residents at Queensbridge Houses. Green City Force works in close partnership with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to engage 18 - 24 year old public housing residents with high school diplomas in a 6 or 10-month term of AmeriCorps national service. To date, GCF has engaged over 400 young adults. GCF’s programs are rooted in the belief that young NYCHA residents are uniquely positioned through leadership, training, and service, to drive change in communities while building skills and experiences to help launch careers and achieve economic prosperity. 


the steps

The Plan:

1. Secure meeting space at the Jacob Riis Settlement Community Center for Friday 2/23 and Friday 3/2.

2. Reserve two catered lunches.

3. Purchase the Educational Collections License to the documentary, Symphony of the Soil.

4. Rent food scrap costumes.

5. Design and print 3200 fliers for every Queensbridge residence.

6. Print 4000 "My compost doesn't stink stickers".

why we're doing it

Our most vulnerable neighborhoods need to be given the information and resources they need to be sustainable. This partnership project helps make the compost connection and will empower residents to help the city reach its goal of zero waste sent to landfills by 2030!



DISBURSEMENT BUDGET (as of 3.29.18):

RAISED = $691.00
ioby Platform Fee  waived
 Payment Processing Fee (3%) $20.13



UPDATED BUDGET (as of 3.1.17):

SUBTOTAL = $1,400
ioby Platform Fee $35
Donation Processing Fee of 3%  $42

Food - $800
Rental - $100
Costumes - $100
Swag - $200


UPDATED BUDGET (as of 2.15.18):

Printing Costs - $1,700
Food - $800
Rental - $100
Costumes - $100
Swag - $200
Total = $2900

SUBTOTAL = $2,900
ioby Platform Fee $35
Donation Processing Fee of 3%  $87



Printing Costs - $2,000

Food - $700

Rental - $500

Costumes - $600

Documentary Rights - $200

Swag - $300

Total = $4,300

SUBTOTAL = $4,300
ioby Platform Fee $35
Donation Processing Fee of 3%  $129



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