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FHGT 2023 Year in Review

January 2023

January started off with a rally calling for the reform of the New York State Democratic Party due to the loss of 5 Congressional seats. We were actively involved in organizing this event.


2023-01-03 #FixNYDems press event at City Hall (


February 2023

We welcomed Daisy Alter and Laura Menikoff who began cleaning up and regular maintenance at our Yellowstone Street garden site. We watched the daffodils we planted begin to grow.


March 2023

We did a presentation at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills in partnership with Fridays for Future regarding climate change.


Central Queens Against Hate, a coalition of community groups and elected officials dedicated to push back against hate crimes, started by the Forest Hills Green Team and Earth Citizens Club of Queens, held an educational event on how to report hate crimes.


GMT20230323-230232_Recording_640x360.mp4 - Google Drive

April 2023

At our monthly meeting, we heard a presentation from Ting Lin of NYC VOTES regarding the upcoming June primary.

We partnered with Big Reuse at our Food Scrap Drop Off site giving out small containers to
collect food scraps and bags of compost. We did a spot for Commonpoint about Earth Day and the Circle of Life.

We interviewed Ethan Felder and Lynn Schulman for the District 29 Council seat. After a vote of our active members, we endorsed Ms. Schulman for this seat.

May 2023

At our Food Scrap Drop Off Site, we distributed masks; test kits; compostable bags and small
bins to collect food scraps and information about the June primary.

June 2023

We welcomed student volunteers at our Food Scrap Drop Off Site from Archbishop Molloy HS.

We canvassed for Lynn Schulman who won the Democratic Party nomination for District 29.

Central Queens Against Hate held a successful Breaking Bread Building Bonds luncheon.

We organized a clean up along Metropolitan Avenue in partnership with Metro Village, a
business association along Metropolitan
Avenue: Forest Hills Green Team launches initiative to clean up tree pits along Metropolitan Avenue –

July 2023

We attended a rally to support the full implementation of Local Law 97.

We celebrated the passage of the Zero Waste Package of Bills. Facebook

Int 244-A (Mandatory Curbside Compost Program); Int 274-A (Zero Waste Goals);Int 275-A
(Zero Waste Reporting); Int 280-A (CORE Act); Int 281-A (CORE Act).

August 2023

We assisted Food and Water Watch in advocating for the passage of the NY HEAT ACT. Facebook


What If New Yorkers Stopped Subsidizing Fossil Fuel Infrastructure? - Hell Gate (

September 2023

We tabled at the Queens Borough President’s Climate Expo.

We tabled at the Metro Village Street Fair.

We attended the March to End all Fossil Fuels.

We assisted in organizing a Bystander Training with Central Queens Against Hate.

October 2023

We organized a second clean up on Metropolitan Avenue - Thank you to all volunteers who
braved... - Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi.

We organized a second Breaking Bread Building Bonds luncheon.

We testified at a hearing by the NYC Department of Buildings about LL97.

November 2023

At our monthly meeting, we met with Assemblyman Sam Berger.

We became Stewards of Yellowstone Park in partnership with the Earth Citizens Club of Queens
and Partnership for Parks. We held a bench and bird house painting event.


We attended the New York State Democratic Committee’s meeting, advocating to replace Jay Jacobs and reform the party.

December 2023

Our Food Scrap Drop Off Site might end due to the Mayor cutting Community Composting
Composting’s ‘True Believers’ Jilted as N.Y.C. Curbside Program Grows - The New York
Times (

We joined the Save Our Compost Coalition to protest these cuts. Facebook

We met with Councilmember Schulman regarding this cut and threats to undermine LL97.

We met with Congressmember Grace Meng to advocate for the Earth bill HR 598 in partnership
with a coalition of local clergy.

We met with Assemblymember Hyndman in partnership with NYPRIG to advocate for the
Climate Change Superfund Act (A51A/S2129A)

At the end of 2023, We have 330 people following us on FB and over 2023, we had 752 site visits with 521 unique visitors to our website!

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