BK ROT

BK ROT
Organization Name:
BK ROT
Primary Address 1:
1278 Myrtle Avenue
Primary Address City:
Brooklyn
Primary Address State:
NY
Primary Address Zip:
11237
Other Locations 1:
N/A
Long Organization Description:

Our primary mission is to work at the intersection of the social and environmental injustices impacting youth of color from the neighborhood and the health of our community and larger ecosystem. We believe the fight against the systems that generate environmental destruction and social inequality must be community-led, and must empower those most affected by these crises.

Organization Website Address:
Organization Phone Number:
(904)579-1278
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Sandy Nurse
Interesting Fact About the Organization:
We increased the amount of organic waste that we process by 500% our first year, and 150% our second. We have generated over $20,000 in stipends for our youth. We manage a 2,500 square foot garden via a license with the NYC Parks Department, and partner with over 12 local organizations.
Community members (approx.):
450
Number of volunteers:
2
Number of staff/employees:
7
Year Started:
August 2013
Major Funders:
Money raised by compost pick up and selling. Grants.
Organization Type:
Food Waste, Urban Agriculture
About the Organization:
Bushwick’s Composting Service Powered by Local Youth. We collect organic waste from homes, businesses, events and as needed.|We sell 100% fossil fuel free, locally produced, handmade compost
Latest Project:
Partnered with PS110 and The Horticultural Society of New York to fill their raised cedar beds.
Areas Served:
Brooklyn, Neighborhood
Core Programs:
Organic waste hauling, Organic, locally produced compost
Major Issues:
Community Advocacy, Food Waste, Urban Agriculture
Hours of Operation:
Sundays 11am-3pm
Non-profit?:
Nonprofit
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
Frequently used hashtags 1:
#bkrot
Frequently used hashtags 2:
#compost
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