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…

City Cycling Check-in

City Cycling Check-in

Eco-Sustainable Biking pedals to new Heights. A simple street-level view of our neighborhood is enough to confirm that bike commuting is getting more popular in Greenpoint. With the lack of parking spots, gridlock vehicle traffic, and ever-more-challenging public transportation, it’s not hard to see why. City officials are continuing their coordinated effort to make city streets… Read More

A New Leaf for Greenpoint’s Local Library

A New Leaf for Greenpoint’s Local Library

Greenpoint will soon be going greener, thanks to the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund and the Brooklyn Public Library. Construction has officially launched for the update of the Greenpoint Public Library branch, which had the previous location demolished in July 2017 to make space for the new building. The process is being funded by a $5 million grant… Read More

Taking Care of Lentol Garden

Taking Care of Lentol Garden

By Beatrice Chalkley with an introduction from Sustainability Coach, Fran Agnone.   On Monday, July 31,  Lentol Garden- a community garden located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn opened its gates to the families from PS 110 The Monitor School for a morning of planting, watering, and exploring.  While most families pass Lentol Garden as they go about their… Read More

Bike Rave 2017: The Meaning Behind Biking in Brooklyn

Bike Rave 2017: The Meaning Behind Biking in Brooklyn

Source: Brooklyn Eagle.  You have probably read about the Brooklyn Bike Rave and wondered what was the meaning behind it. About one month ago on July 22, 2017, hundreds of cyclists rode along 7 miles of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. Starting in Greenpoint, the group rode through Williamsburg, traveled inside the Brooklyn Navy Yard, rode… Read More

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… Read More

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