Digester Eggs at Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

Digester Eggs at Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

By Susan Anderson, Town Square and Go Green Hub. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection hosts free tours of the Digester Eggs (fondly known by locals as “Sh** for Tits” or “Poop Onions”) at the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Tours for the general public take place three times a…

Hardly the Dog Days of Summer!

Hardly the Dog Days of Summer!

August in New York is characterized by the heat and most of all, humidity. While many of us seek refuge inside with fans and air conditioners, there are still plenty getting out into the world and growing our wonderful neighborhoods in Brooklyn and beyond. If you’re like the GoGreenBK community and want to get outside,… Read More

Lead Project Moving Forward

Lead Project Moving Forward

As you know from this past year of emails, workshops, events and educational material– North Brooklyn has an excess of lead in our soil. We are thankful to the Greenpoint Community Environmental Foundation who awarded us the grant and made all of our work possible.  As Allison Currier, NAG’s Environmental Community Organizer, ends her time with NAG, she’s… Read More

This Shark is Wild about Bees

This Shark is Wild about Bees

This wonderful blog was originally posted on National Wildlife Federation by Emily Fano on June 12, 2017 TV Celebrity Daymond John Joins NWF to Light up the Empire State Building for Pollinators Every week, millions of people tune in to watch the Emmy-award-winning reality show Shark Tank, in which self-made millionaire and billionaire tycoons – Sharks – give aspiring entrepreneurs… Read More

Catching the Action from Go Green! Brooklyn Festival

Catching the Action from Go Green! Brooklyn Festival

This year’s Go Green! Brooklyn Festival was a huge success. Our exhibitors, artists, and attendees were out in full – showing off their talents, interests, and volunteering efforts. McCarren Park was the perfect backdrop for our festival, as our vendors came together to showcase our amazing community on a beautiful Brooklyn afternoon. We attracted the… Read More

Annual Go Green! Festival Celebrates 10 Years

Annual Go Green! Festival Celebrates 10 Years

Originally written by Benjamin Fang Article can be found at: Greenpoint Star – Annual Go Green Festival celebrates 10 years Hundreds of community members joined dozens of exhibitors and partnering organizations Saturday at the 10th annual Go Green! Brooklyn Festival in McCarren Park. The annual event highlights local organizations, advocacy groups, and sustainability initiatives. Hilda Abadia, chair… Read More

Green Flags for Our Eco-Schools!

Green Flags for Our Eco-Schools!

By Olivia Carden with an introduction from Sustainability Coach, Fran Agnone On Monday, May 15th students, staff and families from four Greenpoint schools received the Green Flag, the highest achievement possible in the Eco-Schools USA Program. To celebrate students ran activity stations and families, staff and community partners gathered to support these students’ commitment to… Read More

Celebrating Greenpoint—Brooklyn’s First Green Flag Community

Celebrating Greenpoint—Brooklyn’s First Green Flag Community

By Sarah Ward Congratulations to the Greenpoint Eco-Schools! On May 15 in Brooklyn, NY, the four Greenpoint Eco-Schools–PS 31, PS 34, PS 110, and MS 126–were honored with the Eco-Schools USA highest award—the Green Flag.  The four schools have become outstanding models of school greening and sustainability and, and now, because of this new distinction,… Read More

Go Green! Brooklyn Festival 2017

Go Green! Brooklyn Festival 2017

Go Green! Brooklyn Festival 2017 McCarren Park Saturday, June 3, 12-5 PM The Go Green! Brooklyn Festival was a huge success last year, welcoming hundreds of new and returning exhibitors, and attendees. And we’re happy that the Greenpoint Star wrote an amazing story about the success of the festival last year. You can click here for the story or continue reading… Read More