At first glance you might think the "queens" in Sustainable Queens -- or SustyQ -- stands for a female ruler but rather, it's referring to Queens, New York, one of the five boroughs in NYC. "SustyQ inspires, integrates and supports sustainable lifestyles by cultivating wellness, creativity and empowerment in under-served communities," they write on their mission. "This movement is building upon the good work we are passionate about and have taken action on in our beloved borough of Queens, New York City."
Some of their programs include urban composting, street tree care, community gardening and public collaborative murals. While Sustainable Queens doesn't seem quite sustainable itself yet, the whole city of New York could benefit from learning a little something from this non-profit's spirit.
Sustainable Queens website
SustyQ on Facebook
SustyQ on Twitter