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Two dozen goats were unleashed in Manhattan’s Riverside park last week to get to work chomping down on invasive weeds. Crowds of spectators went to the park Wednesday to witness the ceremonial “running of the goats,” as the animals were released into the area, where they enjoyed a multi-course meal of Japanese knotweed, porcelain berry, multiflora rose, and even poison ivy. “Putting them to work in ‘Goatham’ is like treating them to an all-you-can-eat buffet,” said Dan Garodnick, the president and CEO of the Riverside Park Conservancy. “It’s healthy for the goats, and it’s good for the environment. That’s farm to table.”
Thanks to their hard work, five of these hungry creatures will be staying at Riverside park until the end of August to eat their fill across two acres of park. The public can even vote for their favorite to determine which goat is the GOAT (Greatest of All Time). Voters can show their support for Buckles, Chalupa, Mallemar, Ms. Bo Peep, and Skittles for the title, and the winner will be announced at the end of the summer.
While an Olympic medal is special in its own right, the ones being handed out at the Tokyo 2020 games come with a little extra magic. After Tokyo won its bid to host the games, the Tokyo Medal Project, called on the Japanese people to donate their old recycled old electronic gadgets such as smartphones […]
by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer A new series of bills have been introduced in Congress that aim to quell food waste. These bills — the Zero Food Waste Act, and the Cultivating Organic Matter through the Promotion of Sustainable Techniques Act (COMPOST) —will reduce food waste and in turn help create jobs, slow climate […]
by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Last week, Maine became the first state to pass a law requiring companies to pay for the full life cycle of their products. Producers will be required to cover the cost of recycling or disposal, a cost currently paid by residents. The new bill makes “extended producer responsibility” the […]
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