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project leader
Sashti B
location
Compost Systems
(Lower East Side & East Village initially)
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the project

WeRadiate exists as a collective of socially and environmentally conscious individuals with an aim to revitalize our soils. This funding allows our team to test new compost-enabled technology in urban agricultural settings. By modernizing compost technology, we can create healthier, safer, and higher-quality standards of compost (a nutrient-rich, natural fertilizer). Our technology monitors important data so composters can conveniently track the health of their system anytime. Implementation will occur at site specific partner locations in the Lower East Side area including the East Side Outside Community Garden.

the steps

These initial steps will allow the compost community to enhance data tracking & reporting in an easier manner allowing the process of composting (food scrap recycling) to occur in a quicker and more effective approach.

  • Hardware procurement and configuration of handheld compost sensor technology 
  • Software development and data visualization of important compost metrics
  • On-site testing at various collaborative compost systems 
  • Continuation of field testing to ensure quality assurance and pathogen reduction
  • Implementation at site specific partner locations 
  • On-going site monitoring with compost partners

 

Now we invite you to join our movement and be part of the generation looking out for our future!

why we're doing it

WHY compost?

Waste Reduction: Instead of throwing our nutritious food scraps into landfill, we can create healthy natural fertilizer for our local parks, gardens, & plants.

Healthy Living: We can have have cleaner air and healthier minds by composting locally due to a reduction in garbage trucks criss-crossing our streets releasing harmful emissions.

Your Wallet: NYC spends $400 million dollars to move our trash each year. Let’s imagine if we were to reinvest and reallocate this amount of money into green jobs & local employment

 

Compost can create nutritious higher-quality fruits and vegetables, remediate contaminated land, contribute to significant cost savings to municipalities while also enhancing economic opportunities for local green job development. To enhance this process of innovation, we’ve collaborated with community gardens, students, and even with the NYC Compost Project.

budget

Disbursed Budget 2/2:



RAISED = $450.00
less ioby Platform Fee  waived
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $13.11
TOTAL TO DISBURSE = $436.89

Disbursed Budget 1/2:



RAISED = $22,496.00
 less ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $654.20
TOTAL TO DISBURSE = $21,806.80

STRETCH BUDGET 2 (3.19.18):
30 sensors x $200 = $6000
6 LoRA gateways x $500 = $3000
Hardware infrastructure for prototyping Environmental LoRa-Sensors = $2750
Software development for data mapping and visualizations, and potential mobile app = $1875
On-site installation and repairs for field-testing = $1850
Monitoring multiple compost sites to track and collect information during initial phase = $3250
Resources development (video creation, photographic images, graphic InDesign work): $2450
Subtotal: $ 21,175



SUBTOTAL = 21,175
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $635
TOTAL TO RAISE = $21,845

STRETCH BUDGET (as of 3.8.18):

30 sensors x $200 = $6000

3 LoRA gateways x $500 = $1500

Hardware infrastructure for prototyping Environmental LoRa-Sensors = $1950

Software development for data mapping and visualizations, and potential mobile app = $1875

On-site installation and repairs for field-testing = $1850

Monitoring multiple compost sites to track and collect information during initial phase = $3250

Resources development (video creation, photographic images, graphic InDesign work): $2450

Subtotal: $18,875



SUBTOTAL = $18,875
ioby Platform Fee $35
Donation Processing Fee of 3%  $566
TOTAL TO RAISE =

$19,476

ORIGINAL BUDGET:

30 sensors x $200= $6000

2 LoRA gateways x $500 = $1000

Hardware infrastructure for prototyping Environmental LoRa-Sensors = $850

Software developing for data mapping and visualizations, and potential mobile app = $1875

On-site installation and repairs for field-testing = $850

Monitoring multiple compost sites to track and collect information during initial phase = $3000

Resources development (video creation, photographic images, graphic InDesign work): $1650



SUBTOTAL = 15,225
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $761
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $457
TOTAL TO RAISE = $16,478

 

updates

THANK YOU ... Thank You ... thank you!

Hello Friends and Family,

Our initial fundraise campaign is complete and we have begun to construct our sensors!  We’re enabling hardware and software components to connect with each other to ensure healthy high-quality compost systems.  With Innovation and steady progress, we have improved our field capability and online data visualizations.  

 

As we continue to develop and progress, please follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook (@WeRadiateNY) since we will post updates on these outlets.

 

Healthy Soils creates Healthy Communities and Sustainable Cities!

 

Thank you for all you assistance and continuing support,

The WeRadiate Team 

Lasting Hurrah!!

The WeR Team recently visited the compost site where we plan to test our compost sensors in the field.  The weather was cold but our spirits bright as we conducted a quick educational session relating to the history of the community garden which was once a bus depot.  After the placement of a strong impermeable layer decades ago, this slowly turned into a site for urban agriculture, composting, and a community educational garden.  

Lots of excitement for the last week of our campaign!  Healthy Soils creates Healthy Communities 

 

We are speechless at this incredible progress!

We see the finish line at the end of this fundraising journey.  And we thank you for the contributions, support & assistance during this time.

Join us and be part of the generation looking out for our future!

 

Sincerely,

WeRadiate Team

 

60% of Campaign Goal Accomplished!

Over the past week, there has been incredible progress as we have an external casing to protect our hardware compenents.  This external casing will allow us to field test & trial our sensors.  Last week, our concept was only an illustration and today we have a potential device that can protect our internal hardware components! 

We also surpassed 60% of our campaign goal, and we fully appreciate these gestures of kindness.  Thank you! 

 

35% of Target Goal Accomplished!

With your generous contributions, we are in the initial phases of creating a waterproof casing to ensure that our hardware sensors can endure certain weather conditions: heat, snowfall, rain. Inspiration of our field sensor designs comes forth from nerding in tech, science, and popular culture.  This article is truly incredible for the opportunity of design.

Thank you deeply for your allowing us to reach 35% of our target goal!  With deep appreciation ...

... and enjoy the fun photo of our team at our recent gathering.

 

10% of Target Goal Accomplished!

Recently the Manhattan Borough President (Gale Brewer) included WeRadiate in her speech with relation to urban agriculture and compost! WeRadiate’s purpose is to revitalize our soil through technology-enabled compost sensors. We are proud and look forward to more accomplishments for 2018! Full details of the speech viewed here

And, thank you for allowing us to reach 10% of our target goal!

 

WeRadiate in Manhattan Borough President Speech

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This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration

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