Funded! This project was successfully funded on June 4, 2010.

Update #2

First Collection of the Season

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Hello current and prospective future backers!

We are $120 short of a $500 matching grant target. Building our campaign from $630 to $750 will automatically boost it to $1250! We also find out this week if a similar grant from Citizens Committee will kick in, which would bring our total pledged+donated to $2,250, just a stones throw from our overall goal.

If you or someone you know has considered a pledge for the work trike from Worksman Cycles (right here in Queens), the time to pledge is NOW! We are less than a month away from our deadline, so please, DON'T WAIT.

Last weekend, we had our first anniversary of the initial community-scale collection we piloted last year, the 5boro bike tour fruit peel collection at the Astoria Park rest stop. Last year we collected about about 1/4 of a cu. yd., transportable with a hatchback. This year we collected over 6 times that much, requiring two trips with a flatbed rental from Home Depot. Check out the pictures here.

Next year we aim to transport the waste without fossil fuels, without waiting until all the cyclists clear out, and without waiting until there is so much accumulated that the haul requires a truck.

How, you ask? Pledge to the campaign to become part of the answer.

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  • Pledge $10 or more
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    10 backers Limited (40 left of 50)

    SOIL LEVEL. Contribute to the project at this level, and you'll receive a shout out on Facebook and Twitter, and a "COMPOST HAPPENS - Western Queens Compost Initiative" sticker for your bicycle. During the season, you'll be invited to join us for a behind the scenes tour of the operation. At the end of the season, you will receive a report with the project's accomplishments, in which your name will be mentioned as a contributor.

  • Pledge $25 or more
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    20 backers Limited (10 left of 30)

    TOPSOIL LEVEL. Support the project at this level, and you'll receive a shout out on Facebook and Twitter, the sticker, plus a variety pack of organic seeds & a bag of organic compost mix (Astoria/LIC only). During the season, you'll be invited to join us for a behind the scenes tour of the operation. At the end of the season, you will receive a report with the project's accomplishments, in which your name will be mentioned as part of our group of supporters.

  • Pledge $50 or more
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    LOAM LEVEL. Donate at this level, and you'll receive the shout out on Facebook and Twitter, the sticker, seeds & compost mix, plus a 30 minute composting consultation for your home, office, workplace, business, or classroom (Astoria/LIC only). During the season, you'll be invited to join us for a behind the scenes tour of the operation. At the end of the season, you will receive a report with the project's accomplishments, in which your name will be mentioned as a generous donor.

  • Pledge $100 or more
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    HUMUS LEVEL. At this level of funding to the project, you'll receive the shout out, sticker, seeds & compost mix... but instead of the consultation, this level is really reserved for cyclists dedicated to composting. Donate at this level, and we'll give you the opportunity to really show how much you care, by arranging a compost ride for you during one of the cycling events, with the option to feature you in a press release. This option is exclusive at the $100+ level. At the end of the season, you will receive a report with the project's accomplishments, in which your name will be featured as one of the primary funders.

  • Pledge $250 or more
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    COMPOST LEVEL. In addition to the recognition and gardening starter kit, donors at this level will receive a consultation and installation of either an indoor or outdoor composting system for your home, office, workplace, business, or classroom (Astoria/LIC only, additional material costs may apply). The trike will be named after you or your business/organization (e.g. The Astoria Beer Garden Trike) for one year, featuring a prominently displayed decal with your name, or your business's or organization's name, and all mentions of the trike in press releases will include the name of the sponsoring entity. At the end of the season, you will receive a report with the project's accomplishments, in which your name will be featured as a core benefactor.

Funding period

- (87 days)