Friends NYC loves to cross pollinate the good vibes in the neighborhood, so we couldn’t be more excited about this new collab with our neighbors and friends at Stems Brooklyn! If you’re unfamiliar with Stems, they are an eco-conscious florist located on Knickerbocker Ave. They strive toward sustainability in all aspects of their business, which is something we should all be seriously moving towards. Together, we’ve created a couple of cuties you can sport and support yet another awesome company working hard for Mother Earth called BK ROT.
And this tote:
A cute fact: All the hang tags for these will be seeded, so you can plant them and add a little beauty to your corner of the world.
Another cute fact: A percentage of sales will be donated to BK ROT.
BK ROT is New York City's first community-supported, bike-powered, fossil fuel free food waste hauling and composting service. The project is staffed by young people of color who haul residential and commercial organic waste and transform it into high quality compost. The operations provide accessible jobs and sustained professional development for emerging environmental leaders.
From their website, we learned they have diverted 936,000 lbs. of food waste, and that BK ROT youth have created 427,000 lbs. of high quality compost. This has all been done with emission free hauling (that comes out to 4,500 bike miles!) and has generated $210,000 in income for young workers. Read more about what they are up to on their website.
Purchasing a hat or tote helps support this awe-inspiring organization. And helps you look extra cute while doing your summer thang.
We’re all in this together, folkx. This is one small way to do your part in support of small business and the greater good.
One love, y'all.