Eco Hero: M.S. 126 Eco-Facilitator Ms. Glowacki

Eco Hero: M.S. 126 Eco-Facilitator Ms. Glowacki

  By Fai Walker, MS 126 Sustainability Coach As part of the Greenpoint Eco-Schools program, teachers at M.S. 126 facilitate bi-weekly classes that teach students Pathways to Sustainability—Water, Consumption and Waste, Schoolyard Habitats, and Healthy Schools. During these classes known as D.E.A.L Clubs (Drop Everything and Lead), students follow the Eco –Schools USA Seven Step Framework…

Capacity Caps on Waste!

Capacity Caps on Waste!

New York City Council passed Intro 157 last week.  This bill represents a significant step forward for environmental justice for our North Brooklyn community.  Here’s a terrific repost from our friends at Greenline.   At the rally before the council voted on Intro 157c, lead sponsor Council Member Antonio Reynoso (center right) thanked Council Member… Read More

PS 34 Graduates Reflect on the Greenpoint Eco-Schools Program

PS 34 Graduates Reflect on the Greenpoint Eco-Schools Program

By Martynka Daszkiewicz, Oscar Luczaj Oliwia Kiluk; Introduction and Tina Wong, NWF Greenpoint Eco-Schools Sustainability Coach June 2018 marked the completion of the 3rd year that the National Wildlife Federation Greenpoint Eco-Schools program has been part of PS 34’s school-wide “Green” transformation. By incorporating environmental changes and practices throughout the school’s building infrastructure, curriculum and… Read More

New Greenpoint Library: A Work in Progress!

New Greenpoint Library: A Work in Progress!

Our beloved Greenpoint Library closed to the public in July 2017 and disappeared behind a high construction fence for a much-needed overhaul.  The new building is not scheduled to open until possibly Summer 2019.  In the meantime, Brooklyn Public Library meets regularly with the Greenpoint Library Community Advisory Committee.  Here are some updates shared at last… Read More

Lead in Our Backyards

Lead in Our Backyards

Have you wondered what’s in your soil?  North Brooklyn has a proud industrial history that included shipbuilders, pencil makers, sugar makers and petroleum refineries to name a few.  While these businesses have largely disappeared, according to recent research, both public and private soils in Greenpoint, Brooklyn may be contaminated with lead due to historical industrial… Read More

FREE Outdoor Movies 2018

FREE Outdoor Movies 2018

SummerStarz Movies at Transmitter Park   There’s no better way to enjoy our beautiful public parks than to catch an outdoor summer movie. It’s a perfect excuse to grab your family and friends, pack a picnic basket and spread a community blanket.  And lucky us!  We have a full schedule of summer movies to choose… Read More

P.S. 31’s No Idling Campaign

P.S. 31’s No Idling Campaign

Inspired by the Eco-Schools USA Healthy Schools Pathway and with the goal of improving air quality in the community, all four Greenpoint Eco-Schools (P.S. 31, P.S. 34, P.S. 110 and M.S. 126) launched No Idling campaigns this spring semester. Idling vehicles contribute to air pollution which is linked to asthma, allergies, and other serious health… Read More

Eco Hero: Mara Moss

How Do You Color New York City? When I was a child, nature meant an impossible wildness, the pinnacle of beauty and wonder and isolation. To be in nature meant to be in the deepest forest, the Amazon — nothing short of a natural wonder. My mother’s garden, the huge oak trees in our front yard, the… Read More

Domino Park Opens!

Domino Park Opens!

Defunct yet history-laden Williamsburg waterfront now transformed into fresh life. The brand new Domino Park sitting in the shadow of the Domino Sugar Factory is a show stopper. The 6-acre park boasts a playground with unique children’s play structures, grassy lawn areas to sit on, wooden loungers to recline and gaze at sweeping unobstructed panorama… Read More