Love That Dirty Water

Love That Dirty Water

A Meet-and-Greet with Everyone’s Favorite Polluted Waterway In the dubious stakes of the polluted waterways Olympics, Newtown Creek just may take the gold. Bounding North Brooklyn, running four miles back from it’s fetid mouth on the East River roughly opposite the UN complex, Newtown Creek is often cited as the most polluted waterway in the…

Plants for Kindergarten

Plants for Kindergarten

School Impact Projects at P.S. 34 Brooklyn By 5th Grade Students: Imogen Sheenan, Ixchel Held-Villasenor and Madison Davis-Brown with the support of NWF Greenpoint Eco-Schools, Sustainability Coach: Tina Wong The 4th and 5th Graders at P.S. 34 are working on School Impact Projects in our Green STEM Class with Ms. Marshall.  A School Impact Project… Read More

TRASHED

TRASHED

Inside the Deadly World of Private Garbage Collection by Kiera Feldman Editors Note: This article was originally published by ProPublica, and is re-printed here with their permission.   Shortly before 5 a.m. on a recent November night, a garbage truck with a New York Yankees decal on the side sped through a red light on an empty… Read More

The Universe Under My Feet

The Universe Under My Feet

Greenpoint Eco-Schools Update, from MS126 “I never knew that there was a whole other universe right under my feet!“ eighth grader, Jessica Ayala exclaimed. A student at MS 126, Jessica and nine other students recently completed the eight-week Eco-Schools Green STEM Afterschool Club where they studied soil, compost, and soil microbiology. As a veteran Afterschool… Read More

Staying Warm Eco-Sustainably This Winter

Staying Warm Eco-Sustainably This Winter

The leaves have fallen, temperatures are frigid, and we’re bundled up in our heavy jackets. We’ve hit peak winter season and are curious as to how local residents and shop owners in Greenpoint and Williamsburg are keeping warm ~ eco-warm that is. Here’re a few tips from Frankie Guerrero, a local Greenpoint resident of 7… Read More