UPDATE: Heroes of Bushwick Inlet Park

UPDATE: Heroes of Bushwick Inlet Park

By Charlotte E. Binns In exciting news, we learned from Mayor De Blasio’s office that they just announced the acquisition of the last parcel needed to complete Bushwick Inlet Park. The many efforts from the Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park (FBIP) proved to be successful. In honor of that, we’re re-publishing our Heroes of Bushwick Inlet…

Green STEM Education at PS34

Green STEM Education at PS34

By Tina Wong, Sustainability Coach @PS34, Greenpoint Eco-Schools Program STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; and STEM education is an interdisciplinary and applied approach to solving problems and to understanding how the world works. Green STEM, however, does this within the context of the students’ own communities, challenging them to solve problems that exist around them,… Read More

Eco Hero: Allison

Eco Hero: Allison

Anyone who’s been to one of the Neighbors Allied for Good Growth’s (NAG) events will most likely hear the laughter of Allison Currier. Her infectious personality and bubbly smile will motivate anyone to get involved. That’s why we’re highlighting her as our Go Green BK’s eco-hero this week. Allison is a native of the Bronx… Read More

Eco Hero: Lisa Bloodgood

Eco Hero: Lisa Bloodgood

Lisa Bloodgood has been the much beloved Community Liaison and Environmental Advisor to City Council Member Stephen Levin for the last 5.5 years. Lisa is a self-described nature-loving plant nerd (amature botanist) and artist. She has had the privilege and burden of shepherding the community through the full variety of our ecological and toxicity issues… Read More

The Zero Waste Eco-Heroes of PS 31

The Zero Waste Eco-Heroes of PS 31

By: Alison Schuettinger, Greenpoint Eco-Schools, Sustainability Coach @ PS 31 Thanks to the community and especially the team at Greenpoint Eco-Schools, there have been great strides in reducing waste. PS 31 and all of the Greenpoint Eco-Schools have made large reductions in landfill waste at each school as part of the Department of Education’s Zero Waste… Read More

Eco Hero: Susan Anderson

Eco Hero: Susan Anderson

For Susan Anderson, it all started at a kitchen table. After graduate school in Philadelphia, Susan stumbled upon Greenpoint while she was looking for a new home in the New York City area. As an investment banker, she needed to be close to Manhattan, but she also craved the tight-knit feel of a suburban community…. Read More

Heroes of Bushwick Inlet Park: Part 2

Heroes of Bushwick Inlet Park: Part 2

Last week, we gave an introduction to some of the heroes behind Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park (FBIP) and the organization’s movement to realize our long-promised waterfront park. Here in Part 2 we learn about the other core members and their creative strategies that have kept the issue alive and progressing.   Ward Dennis is… Read More

Heroes of Bushwick Inlet Park: Part 1

Heroes of Bushwick Inlet Park: Part 1

The fight for Bushwick Inlet Park has united the greatest group of eco-heroes in Greenpoint today. Together they have organized an exceptionally creative and strategic grassroots campaign to deliver us a long promised and much-needed waterfront park. Impossible to cover them all, what follows here is a brief 2-part history of the struggle for this… Read More