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At Liberty Plaza, the Sustainability and Sanitation teams worked constantly, in collaboration with the Kitchen, to keep the Occupation clean and green. Through the work of then strangers, we coordinated trash and recycling disposal, compost removal and delivery of food waste to NYC Community Gardens, grey water systems, and energy produced by bicycles. As gadfly journalists were drawn to these efforts and carting companies vied for our nutrient-rich compost, we prevailed, building bigger teams of volunteers to cart waste, empty wash bins, bag cans.
Occupy brought like-minded, environmentally and sustainability oriented people out of their smaller communities and in front of the world to see.
Occupy has forged networks & relationships for the next generation of activism. But more than that, it has provided space for people who feel powerless to change a system that was founded by “we the people.” Occupy has given many people a community where they can contribute to real change in the world.