Committing Insecticide

Committing Insecticide

Traveling under the Entomophagy Rainbow at the Brooklyn Bug Fest. NOTE: This is Part I of a two-part exposé of the Brooklyn Bug Fest, a celebration of entomophagy unfurling in Brooklyn this past Labor Day Weekend. Part II, an interview with some Bug Food Entrepreneurs, will run next week.   Eating is one of the…

Raccoons in Brooklyn

Raccoons in Brooklyn

Believe it or not, raccoons have been spotted all summer long in Brooklyn.  In fact, in Greenpoint alone, there have been several known sightings. John Galvin, a resident on Oak Street, spotted a “gigantic” adult raccoon climbing over his backyard fence one morning. Michael Abramson, a neighbor down the block, had two separate nocturnal encounters:… 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

Stink Spirits: Clean-Up Day with Curb Your Litter Greenpoint

Stink Spirits: Clean-Up Day with Curb Your Litter Greenpoint

By Jamie Hook. I spent last Saturday cleaning the border of Greenpoint’s own Newtown Creek. And while the company may have suitable for a low-key party, the atmosphere was decidedly the wrong kind of fetid. This trashy adventure was organized by the non-profit, Curb your Litter Greenpoint. Curb Your Litter is a new-ish organization, whose methods… 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

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