Get a $750 fun money grant for your compost program idea

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Everybody’s doing it, don’t you want to be cool? via Flickr user Milkwooders

Composting! It’s all the rage these days with the hip young environmental set. Everyone’s getting into it nowadays, from commuters to the Sanitation Department to urban gardening heroes. If you want in too, and you’ve got a good idea for how to get your neighbors involved and spread the good word of mashing garbage together, the Citizens Committee for New York City will now just give you money to get your idea off the ground.

Yep, that’s right, your idea to start a neighborhood composting program could net you a $750 grant, so that you can keep your own $750 for beer other environmentally noble causes. The CCNYC doesn’t have a huge amount of rules for who gets the composting grants, but they want you to have a plan that actually shows you can be good at compost outreach and education and that your idea is sustainable.

They also say they’ll be giving preference to applications from low-income neighborhoods, and hey, if you’re an awful gentrifier who needs to get involved in their community, this is the perfect way to do that. So get your idea formulated and send it on over to CCNYC by March 28, and sooner than you know, you’ll be covered in garbage with your neighbors, just like any good community is.

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