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Animals Save Greenpoint!

Animals Save Greenpoint!

Learning about Wild Things in Greenpoint, with the Green STEM Afterschool Students During the fall unit of the Eco-Schools Green STEM Afterschool Club at PS 31, our class of 4th and 5th graders learned about Greenpoint’s wildlife and environmental history.  In order to immerse ourselves in Greenpoint’s landscapes and imagine the historical ecology and geography…

Oh, Tannenbaum!

Oh, Tannenbaum!

All About Christmas Trees in NYC Of all the great pagan practical jokes shoehorned into modern American life, none looms larger than the Anglo-Saxon tradition of the Christmas Tree.  With its roots in Norse and Siberian tree-worshipping animism, the Christmas Tree arrives in our homes as a compound symbol, bearing the fruits of both ancient… Read More

Have Yourself a Green Little Christmas

Have Yourself a Green Little Christmas

A Go Green Gift Guide for the Discerning North Brooklynite So it’s the High Noon of consumer culture here in the Holiday Times, and you’re in a PICKLE: You know it is better to give than to receive, but let’s face it, you’re out of juice. You have no idea what to give anyone. Added… Read More

Micro-Gentrification

Micro-Gentrification

Fairy Houses are the latest exhibit in the ongoing transformation of North Brooklyn Recently, I had the great opportunity to visit a major new real-estate development going up on the hot-corner of Franklin and Oak.   The brainchild of the GCEF-funded Greenpoint Eco-Schools, a local organization providing ecological education to local elementary schools, this development makes… Read More