Thanks for joining us 12/6 for our first fundraiser on Roosevelt Island!
We are thrilled you could commemorate iDig2Learn first decade—after all, we could not have done it without community members and supporters like you! Thank you MSWAB and keynote speaker District 37 City Council Member and Chair of the Council’s Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management, Sandy Nurse and generous auction sponsors and donors for a great joint fundraiser evening. We are grateful for all who have supported iDig2Learn over the past decade, including most recently the year-end 2022 donors - Claudine Marrotte / Park Slope Pictures, The Duffy Family, The Hamilton Family, Jack Burkhalter & Larry Chanen, Julia Ferguson & Jérôme Dutilloy, The Kell Family, Marianne and Robin Lynn.
Still wish to donate to help iDig2Learn's next 10 years? Here's how...
Since iDig2Learn is a project of Open Space Institute, Inc., (OSI), a nonprofit public charity exempt from federal income tax under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code you may make year round DONATIONS on OSI's website to our Citizen Action Group - iDig2Learn. Once on the site, be sure to select iDig2Learn as the name of Citizen Action Group organization in the drop down box when you click on this donation page that ensures that iDig2Learn receives your generous gift. A monthly contribution helps us plan but any amount is deeply appreciated.
What is iDig2Learn’s vision for its next decade?
Given the increasing importance of understanding and honoring our connection to nature, iDig2Learn plans to continue to grow the reach of its impact—serving more people in more communities with its core programming, while also continuing to evolve its offerings as new needs arise. At the heart of all that we have done, and will continue to do, is a focus on giving people opportunities to learn and practice how to be good environmental stewards.
We strongly believe that everyone deserves clean water, air and land and when we come together to protect those essential resources we form bonds and friendships that last for decades.
Bellies, Bins and Beauty Initiative
iDig2Learn is celebrating food including those who grow it, deliver and prepare it with a series called Bellies, Bins and Beauty. Join us for upcoming events with vibrant guest speakers from chefs, to authors and restaurant entrepreneurs who share tips to using more of our food so it goes into our Bellies. Another focus is reducing food waste. We also meet compost gurus who value food scraps as a nutrient-rich resource for making compost and guide neighbors on best practices on how to drop them into Bins for NYC Compost programs citywide. The community is also invited to be part of Beauty as we use that compost to enrich depleted soil and plant and maintain neighborhood trees and flowers and even find inner beauty and strength by growing food plants free of pesticides for our bodies too.
Seeing the Forest for the Trees Initiative
iDig2Learn understands that everything is connected and humans are nature. This Seeing the Forest for the Trees initiative aims to get to know our local trees as who, not what, to order to better understand our role in caring for them. Trees give us oxygen to breathe and remove pollutants from the air and cool overheated cities. Together we will learn about trees on tree walks and even plant trees native to our region to invite birds and pollinators who need them to survive. We support the idea of community involvement in tree replacement and developing a community tree plan and look forward to mapping the trees in our neighborhood and learning more together. We hope you will join us soon for our Forest-side Chats as we expand the urban canopy that sustains life on earth.
Thanks for your support!