GIVE A SHUCK

What if you could have a POSITIVE environmental footprint while having a great time eating, drinking and learning all about oysters? Well, now you can, if you Give a Shuck! Examine the math below to discover how big of a difference The OysterHood and Billion Oyster Project can make to our local estuarine ecosystems of New York Harbor with with just one New York Oyster Week!

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EVENTS

Oyster shells recycled at New York Oyster Week 2016:

67,500 SHELLS*

New oysters created from these shells (20 per shell):

1,350,000 NEW OYSTERS

Gallons of New York water filtered a day by by 1.35 million oysters:

67,500,000 GALLONS

Gallons of NY harbor water filtered a year by 1.35 million oysters:

25 BILLION GALLONS

Acres of oyster reef created:

0.65 ACRES

0.65 acres create new habitat / life:

6.5 MILLIONCRITTERS (10 million critters per acre)

RESTAURANTS

Oyster shells recycled at New York Oyster Week 2016:

100,000 SHELLS*

New oysters created from these shells (20 per shell):

2,000,000 NEW OYSTERS

Gallons of New York water filtered a day by by 2 million oysters:

100,000,000 GALLONS

Gallons of NY harbor water filtered a year by 2 million oysters:

36 BILLION GALLONS

Acres of oyster reef created:

1 ACRE

1 acre creates new habitat / life:

10 MILLIONCRITTERS (10 million critters per acre)

 

FOR JUST 1 EVENT

Oyster shells recycled in just 1 event:

16,000 SHELLS*

New oysters created from these shells (20 per shell):

320,000 NEW OYSTERS

Gallons of New York water filtered a day by by 3.35 million oysters:

16,000,000 GALLONS

Gallons of NY harbor water filtered a year by 3.35 million oysters:

5.8 BILLION GALLONS

Acres of oyster reef created:

0.16 ACRES

0.16 acres creates new habitat / life:

1.6 MILLION CRITTERS (10 million critters per acre)

TOTAL FOR NYOW

Oyster shells recycled during New York Oyster Week:

167,500 SHELLS*

New oysters created from these shells (20 per shell):

3,135,000 NEW OYSTERS

Gallons of New York water filtered a day by by 3.35 million oysters:

167,500,000 GALLONS

Gallons of NY harbor water filtered a year by 3.35 million oysters:

61 BILLION GALLONS

Acres of oyster reef created:

1.65 ACRES

1.65 acres creates new habitat / life:

16.5 MILLION CRITTERS (10 million critters per acre)