Report from Our First ZOOM Meeting!

The QSWAB held its first ZOOM meeting on 3/25/20 in response to the shelter-in-place directive related to COVID-19. To vote on what topics we should focus on in future meetings, take our first – and fast poll. It was a great meeting featuring Mary Parisen and Mary Arnold from Civics United for Railroad Environmental Solutions […]

Leading a Clean-Up? Let Us Know

The QSWAB would like to promote and track clean-up, beautification, and related resource recovery events in the borough to document impact.  Got an event you’d like to share? Reach out using the contact sheet below or email queensswab2019 at gmail.com and include the information in the table below. Community District/Board Group Name Social Media Link […]

Watch QSWAB Meetings

The QSWAB Organizing Committee is excited to announce that, starting today, we will begin sharing on our website and on a just-launched YouTube channel recorded Zoom meetings that took place in 2020 and any new meetings going forward. Our first post is for our January 27, 2021 meeting featuring Mayoral Candidate and former DSNY Commissioner, […]

Beyond Plastics: A Talk with Judith Enck

If you weren’t able to attend the 1/19 Zoom talk with Judith Enck of Beyond Plastics, you’ll be pleased to learn that it has now been posted online at this YouTube link. Judith Enck has a long and distinguished career in government and in the nonprofit community workina range of environmental protection issues. She was […]

Our Recent Testimony in Support of Int. 1942 and Int. 1943 – CORE Act

TESTIMONY OF THE QUEENS SOLID WASTE ADVISORY BOARD ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Hearing on Intros. 1942 and 1943, the CORE Act, to be held on June 15, 2020, 1 p.m. Good afternoon Chairman Reynoso and members of the Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Committee. My name is Wylie Goodman and I am the Chair of the Queens […]

Queens SWAB Statement in Support of Community Organics and Recycling Empowerment (CORE) Act Int. 1942-2020 + Int. 1943-2020

STATEMENT BY QUEENS SOLID WASTE ADVISORY BOARDIN SUPPORT OF PROPOSED COMMUNITY ORGANICS AND RECYCLING EMPOWERMENT (CORE) ACTMay 13, 2020 My name is Wylie Goodman and I am the Chair of the Queens Solid Waste Advisory Board Organizing Committee. I am speaking today on behalf of my own organization as well as my fellow SWABs in […]

Supporting Sustainable Green Businesses

This page will be added to as we learn of green, sustainable, and zero-waste businesses in Queens and across the City that we want to encourage residents, commercial entities, and the public sector to support. Food + Hospitality Service Jars of Delight – Started by Dianna Rose, this catering and food prep company uses locally […]

Tote It Don’t Throw It!

The QSWAB is excited to share the impact of our Citizen’s Committee of NYC Tote-It-Don’t-Throw-It Repair and Reuse grant, supported by the Manhattan SWAB and Office of Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer. The QSWAB Organizing Committee engaged over 100 people in our borough throughout the development and implementation of the Tote-It-Don’t-Throw-It grant from our own […]