For the series “Grist dared me to make a change,” we challenged author and activist Anna Lappé to write love poems to her favorite green groups in NYC. Read her first, second, and third here. And support her dare with a gift to Grist!
Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, with views of the United Nations and the East River, is a spectacular farm that combines growing great food and building community with fabulous weekly programs. Learn more at rooftopfarms.org. (“Annie” is Annie Novak, co-founder of Eagle Street and a New Agtivist.)
More stories in this series:
I am going to eliminate as much plastic as possible from my life for two weeks. But I’m keeping my toothbrush. I’m not THAT crazy.
It took me two hours to buy five days’ worth of groceries that didn’t have any plastic packaging. Two hours! WTF?
Accepting Grist’s dare, I vow to wear only secondhand clothes for a week. Goodbye, Bloomingdale’s. Hello, Salvation Army.
Grist dared me to plan an eco-friendly party for my college buddies. The first challenge: making sure there’s enough food to be polite, but not so much that it goes to waste.
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