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Dior S
1211 Hoe Ave
(Boogie Down Bronx )
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D'or the Apple Core

the project

GreenFeen is an educational consulting firm, using Hip Hop and Environmental Sustainability to create culturally responsive content that supports curriculum development and engagement. We have set up after school programs with teaching artists, hosted garden/school events, facilitated workshops at conferences, engaged in Environmental Justice/Waste Equity advocacy and built creative brand awareness for clients to name a few.    

Now, we will use pop up events to generate content that inspires our next song, video, and book to help normalize organics diversion while creating entertaining visuals that appeal to different viewers.

We will pop up at 5 different sites across the city to do the following:

Garden/Library/Park Book Reading Event, 2 Street Interviews, Local Event/Children’s Birthday party!

The data we gather here will inform our next story book, song, and video.

the steps

  • Order ABCs of Compost Hip Hop Book
  • Organize/schedule monthly events with aligned community partners across the 5 boroughs
  • Promote monthly events 
  • Create survey/interview questions for pop-up events that identify what NYers need to separate organics out of the trash
  • Create video treatment
  • Obtain video footage at each event   
  • Review feedback from NYC residents
  • Finish editing Compost Queen story and begin working with illustrator 
  • Finalize Hip Hop instrumental and create a song 
  • Record song, engineer mixes, and publish song
  • Record final video footage and edit
  • Share, promote, and market content 

why we're doing it

As an Environmental Justice community, The South Bronx handles over 30% of the city’s waste and has the highest rates of asthma which is a result of environmental racism. 30% of that trash is organic waste which is wet, smelly, and a buffet for vermin. However, this is actually a valuable resource for the soil and we can make compost or renewable energy from this separated material. What is compost? Come to one of our pop up events to learn more as we want to inspire the next generation of black and brown students to pursue STEAM related fields! 

Separating organics has the potential to decrease the rodent population, connect families back to the soil, beautify neighborhoods, AND create green jobs. As the borough with the most green space, the time is now to participate in moving towards a more sustainable city and we can only do it together. Hip Hop is a universal tool used to teach, inspire, and unite therefore we will engage the elements as Bronx Natives! The Bronx isn’t Burning, we are BLOOMING and we believe that our shared creativity will inspire the next generation of Environmental Justice advocates and waste warriors!      


Final budget



400 books: $800

Hip Hop Educator: $500

Marketing/ Advertising: $183.55

Illustrator: $200

Total: $1,683.55


TOTAL RAISED = $1,805.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $90.25
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $31.20

Original budget

$1,800 (1,000 books to give out for free)- ABCs of Compost: Compost 101 from A to Z, A Hip Hop Guide for the Family

$1,000 Videographer/Editing

$500 Studio/Engineer Fees 

$1,250 Illustrator for Compost Queen Book 

$250 Marketing/Advertising

$265 Processing Fees

$235 Local Travel 

$1,000 Hip Hop Educator (Consultant Fees)- 5 Pop Up Events 

  • Pop Up Events
  • Garden Reading
  • Library Reading
  • 2 Street Interviews
  • Local Event


ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $337
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)

Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.



D'or the Apple Core

A big thank you to everyone that donated! While we did not reach our goal I am extremely grateful to all of you that connected with and lifted up the vision.

Please enjoy a nice Earth Day busking walk we did with @HilaTheEarth with a special appearance from D'or The Apple Core.


This summer we plan to have pop-up readings in the park for the kids and your contribution helped us to finalize and order the books to give out for free.


Again thank you, thank you, thank you, for your support and we will keep you posted on how we continue to build over summer!! 


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


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