Early Spring Event Round-up!

 

Here at GoGreenBK, we collect and disseminate all things eco-friendly in the Greenpoint/North Williamsburg area. We aim to be a beacon of volunteering and a hub of eco initiatives. From open space development to air/water quality, charity donations to local businesses, we are here to spread the news and calls to action that our communities need!

We encourage all to submit events to our website calendar so that we can grow stronger as a green community! Our efforts would mean nothing without the support of our neighborhood members. We look to invite people to participate in all things sustainability and bettering Brooklyn for our future generations.

No matter the time of year, GoGreenBK is active throughout Brooklyn, seeking to empower our communities to reconnect with nature and make sure we’re taking care of our corner of the earth. Being that our focus is on the greening of Brooklyn, we are thrilled to be coming out of winter. It’s exciting and inspiring to have Spring taking flight with warm days, clear skies, and beautiful breezes.  Let’s take a look at what’s coming up on our calendar as Spring takes off.

Greencycle Swap: Spring Cleaning

Saturday, April 22nd

12pm-3pm

Greenpoint Public Library

107 Norman Ave, Brooklyn

 

This seasonal recycling event has been taking place since 2008 with no end in sight! One person’s trash is truly another’s treasure. Encouraging community bonding, sustainability, and reusing, Greencycle Swap is a wonderful way to clean out your homes of any unwanted, gently used, and working items. This is a time for the community to come out and exchange and find new lives for unwanted items. We may to limit each participant to taking 1 bag or the amount of bags donated of goods, in the consideration of others. Best news, whatever isn’t taken will be donated to local homeless shelters for our neighbors in need.

Smart Cities NYC 2017

May 3rd-May 6th

Brooklyn Navy Yard

Building 268

63 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn

 

Truly encompassing the intersection of eco-initiatives and city living, Smart Cities brings to NYC a 4 day conference connecting technology and urban life. With engaging platforms, inventive speakers, and public events, this conference is for anyone interested in knowing how ideas in the tech industry are revitalizing urban living and creating solutions to many eco-issues that cities face. Taking steps towards creating a more mindful and future-focused world, Smart Cities ‘17 is sponsored by many different businesses and organizations throughout the city. Attend to find out just how much innovation is occurring!

Newtown Creek PD Workshop for Teachers

May 10th

9am-3pm

Hunters Point Community Middle School

1-50 51st Avenue, Queens

 

The first Newtown Creek PD Workshop took place on Tuesday, April 4th at our own local Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Visitors Center. After its success, we’re happy to support the Queens rendition of this Personal Development Seminar. Solar One provides their K-12 Water curriculum and classroom toolkit containing water quality testing supplies. This is a great opportunity to invite eco-awareness into the classrooms of teachers all over the city. In this workshop, Solar One will bring teachers to the East River to demonstrate water quality tests, design projects, and green infrastructure. Participants must register here.

Discovery Hike: Spring Beauties

May 14th

11am-1pm

High Rock Park

200 Nevada Avenue, Staten Island

 

NYC Wildflower Week takes place May 6th-14th this year. What better way to celebrate than going for a hike? For many of us, hiking means exiting the boroughs, but this meet-up takes place right on Staten Island! This is a wonderful opportunity to get out into the trees and see why wildflower week matters in our city. This is a free hike, but registration is required by calling (718) 351-3450 or emailing naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

 

We hope you are inspired by this peek into our upcoming events, and hope that many more are submitted along the way! There are several ways to stay updated on our events calendar: Visit our website, check in on our Facebook, and sign up for our Newsletter! Let’s make this Spring one of the best for eco-initiatives!

 

By Romey Louangvilay