Love Where You Live and Farms at NYCHA – GCF’s flagship initiatives – come together in a new vision we will launch and implement in 2020-2022: Eco-Hubs powered by Green City Force.
Eco-Hubs are a reframing of the GCF farms to affirm the vocation of these spaces as closed-loop systems supporting sustainability and health in NYCHA developments.
Over the three years of this plan, building on a design developed with the support of Professor Nicholas DeMonchaux of University of California Berkeley and team, we will co-design elements of the hubs with resident and partner input, build out features at the farms to support and implement deep education and engagement with residents through the Love Where You live methodology.
Eco-Hubs align local green service for food, water, waste and energy behavior change and neighborhood transformation strategically with local, city, state, national and global goals for climate and equity. Eco-Hubs powered by GCF affirm the “people power” often left out of visions of sustainability and systems change in cities.