Suing for the Future

Suing for the Future

New York City goes after Big Oil for damages resulting from Climate Change When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last week that the city would divest its pension funds from fossil fuel companies, he quickly established New York  as a primary player at the forefront of global resistance to climate change.  Saying,…

Drops in the Bucket

Drops in the Bucket

Cuomo’s Budget and Trump’s Tax Plan both Shortchange New York’s Water Infrastructure A few weeks ago, Governor Cuomo’s State of the State speech touched on the need to improve New York’s water infrastructure. There’s no doubt that the needs are urgent, from replacing dangerous lead lines to finding safe sources of clean drinking water for… Read More

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… Read More

Resolved: Drink Tap Water….

Resolved: Drink Tap Water….

A Why and How-to Primer on Drinking Tap Water in 2018 The start of a new year is a good time to make resolutions. With this in mind, we here at GoGreen would like to offer up a resolution each month, with our first resolution of 2018 as follows: please consider making bottled water part… Read More

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

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

Getting Trashed @ City Reliquary

Getting Trashed @ City Reliquary

Exploring the world of NYC Garbage at a new show New York is the most wasteful city on Planet Earth. According to a widely-cited National Academy of Sciences whitepaper, New Yorkers produce an average of just under 10,000 tons of garbage per day–the most in absolute terms of any major metropolis, and more than twice… 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

How to Grow Oyster Mushroom at Home

How to Grow Oyster Mushroom at Home

Oyster mushrooms are the ingredient of many delicious dishes because of their delicious taste and chewy texture.They’re also the rich source of protein, fiber, vitamin B& E, potassium, selenium, etc., which are very good for our immune system. Moreover, according to recent studies, oyster mushrooms can lower cholesterol level and prevent cancer. Good news for… 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