Sustainable Gardens in Greenpoint/Williamsburg

Sustainable Gardens in Greenpoint/Williamsburg

For those of us who have lived in this community for quite a while, we need not delve into the importance of sustainable gardens in our urban areas. Regardless, it’s worth mentioning. Perhaps our families have lived here for decades, or perhaps we’ve migrated here because of newly developed families, jobs, and friends. Whatever brought…

Into The Wild: Students Exploring Java St. Community Garden

Into The Wild: Students Exploring Java St. Community Garden

By: Alison Schuettinger, Sustainability Coach and Kamila Dal PS 31’s Green STEM Afterschool recently completed an exciting unit about wildlife in our community. Through partnerships with Java St. Community Garden and Trees New York Fruit Trees program, students planted 4 different varieties of apple trees, wildflowers, and daffodils in the community garden.  While investigating plants,… Read More

History of Lead Contamination in Soil

History of Lead Contamination in Soil

Written by Allison Currier North Brooklyn: The Industrial Hub of Brooklyn  (The photo above is of a brass factory on Franklin Ave)  I wanted to start this blog with a quick intro: I am super excited to be sharing this research and information with you regarding the work I’ve been doing with Neighbors Allied for… Read More

Hey, Where’d You Get That Jacket?

Hey, Where’d You Get That Jacket?

By Fai Walker, MS 126 Greenpoint Eco-Schools Sustainability Coach [MS 126 students and Principal Maria Ortega visit the school’s boiler room. Photo by DCAS] This past November, at the outset of winter heating season, a class of MS 126 6th graders visited the school’s boiler room to observe the installation of new energy-saving technology that… Read More