How do you think the arts can be used to create behavior change toward proper recycling and a more sustainable future for our block (and our city)?
Yesterday was FABnyc’s first waste audit, during which we sorted and weighed garbage at several buildings on our block. If you don’t know what a waste audit entails, here is the basic rundown:
1)Weigh all bags of garbage, paper, and recycling generated by a specific building.
2) Dig through all bags of garbage, paper, and recycling to ensure each contains proper contents, and, if not, sort and redistribute all waste into proper bags.
3) Weigh all bags of garbage, paper, and recycling again to assess the actual weight of waste generated and amount of materials improperly recycled.
We’re very excited about finish the waste audit, as it will provide a baseline for research for our SUSTAIN program. Some might say that our fixation on waste sets us up to be NYC’s most unglamorous and unsexy nonprofit, but we beg to differ!
This research will provide us with important data as we use the arts to create behavior change, reduce waste, and create a more clean and sustainable city block…