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What’s Happening in the Park

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April 30, 2024 | Food & Waste, Sustainability

Waste Reduction in Madison Square Park

April may have been Earth month, but sustainability efforts at Madison Square Park are part of our everyday operation.

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December 13, 2022 | Food & Waste, Sustainability

The Growth of Composting at Madison Square Park

Come learn more about the strides that the park's composting program has made in 2022 thanks to our parkgoers and GrowNYC.

August 23, 2022 | Food & Waste, Sustainability

Creating NYC’s First Green Dining Destination

We're proud to announce that we are partnering with the Flatiron NoMad Partnership, Green Restaurant Association, Scarpetta, and other local restaurants to help make the neighborhood NYC's first Green Dining Destination.

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July 11, 2022 | Food & Waste, Sustainability

Your Questions Answered: Single-Use Items

We're answering your questions about single-use items and their impacts on the environment.

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July 5, 2022 | Food & Waste, Sustainability

Plastic-Free July

As we kick off Plastic-Free July, we highlight our friends and neighbors at The New York EDITION for their efforts to reduce single-use plastics and promote sustainable change across the community.

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June 7, 2022 | Food & Waste, Sustainability

Your Questions Answered: Donating Used Goods to Help the Environment

We're answering your questions about used items donations, and how donating or claiming used goods can help the environment.

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May 10, 2022 | Food & Waste, Sustainability

Addressing Single-Use Waste at Lunchtime

Help us cut down on single-use waste when you stop for a meal in the park by visiting our Pollinator Picnic event on May 21, and learning more about how Re: Dish is helping reduce waste from to-go meals.

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April 4, 2022 | Food & Waste, Sustainability

Your Recycling Questions Answered: Part Two

We are back to clarify some additional questions regarding the recycling process, in order to make the process easier to understand.

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March 28, 2022 | Food & Waste, Sustainability

Waste Management Initiative Launch Event

United Nations International School students helped us kick off our waste management initiative with a pop-up event in the park. Learn more about how they helped us reach out to parkgoers about reducing waste.

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March 22, 2022 | Food & Waste, Sustainability

Working to Reduce Waste

We're taking steps to cut down on the roughly 18,000 pounds of waste collected in the park each month.

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March 15, 2022 | Food & Waste, Sustainability

Your Recycling Questions Answered: Part One

Madison Square Park collects hundreds of pounds of recycling every week. But in NYC, only half of recyclables end up at recycling facilities. We're answering your questions about recycling to make the process easier.

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January 31, 2022 | Food & Waste, Sustainability

Your Composting Questions Answered

Did you know that over one-third of NYC’s residential waste is compostable?One of the most important things we can do to protect the environment and benefit our…

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October 25, 2021 | Food & Waste, Sustainability

Composting 101

It’s safe to say that New Yorkers love food, but as a city, we waste a lot of it! In fact, food makes up nearly 18% of all waste collected in the city. As a popular…

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