Go Green Brooklyn

BACKGROUND

The Go Green Brooklyn hub expands upon the popular long-standing Go Green! Greenpoint Festival by Town Square, a volunteer community-based 501(c)(3) organization in Greenpoint and Williamsburg. Town Square hosts a variety of family-friendly events for the community throughout the year. Town Square launched Go Green! Greenpoint Festival in 2008 as the first Earth Day festival in North Brooklyn and it has since grown into Go Green! Brooklyn Festival, a staple of community life and hub for all things relating to sustainability with more participating organizations and businesses in attendance every year. Town Square won a GCEF small grant to create the digital “Go Green Brooklyn” hub in 2016 to organize local environmental stories, events and resources into one central year-round listing, starting with Greenpoint.

ABOUT GO GREEN BROOKLYN:

Our mission is to increase participation in environmental programs and make Greenpoint a better place to live. We aim to make Go Green Brooklyn the go-to destination for local environmental news, events and opportunities demonstrating how easy it is get involved within your community and make an impact.

There are a large number of hardworking and driven local nonprofits with limited means to engage people in their work. At the same time, many in our North Brooklyn community care about the environment but are unclear how they can help. Go Green Brooklyn bridges this divide by calling attention to local eco-innovators, heroes and businesses across a variety of issues. With these stories, we aim to inspire a growing community of active participants.

Our digital storytelling focuses on how members of the community are addressing issues of concern and outlines concrete actions to help others get involved. All content will be used on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and via email to help spread the word and maximize our reach. With the support of partners, the Go Green Brooklyn online hub will leverage the latest digital strategies to reach and engage a much larger community of participants in local environmental events. Online engagement will be complemented by in-person partner events and volunteer-opportunities throughout the year, culminating with our annual Go Green Brooklyn Festival.

Please share our stories , attend local green events, volunteer and join our Go Green Brooklyn Festival! Thank you for your support.

ABOUT THE TEAM

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