Eco Hero: Luke Ohlson – Working for better bicycling, walking and public transit

Eco Hero: Luke Ohlson – Working for better bicycling, walking and public transit

By Charlotte E Binns Luke Ohlson is a man fighting the status quo. As a Senior Organizer for Transportation Alternatives, he is fighting to save lives against people who prioritize parking. And the painful fact is, according to Luke, “It takes so much more effort to fight the status quo than it does to maintain…

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

GO GREEN DAY – OCTOBER 7TH

GO GREEN DAY – OCTOBER 7TH

(Image Credit: Compass.com) Though Greenpoint open spaces boast some of the most  gorgeous views of the city, and buzzing community centers, you may have noticed a shocking amount of litter. Not to mention the various toxins from former industry. You can read more about the garbage problems in our post on the subject here, and… Read More

Eco-Heroes: Greenpoint Eco-Schools Sustainability Coaches

Eco-Heroes: Greenpoint Eco-Schools Sustainability Coaches

Written by Sarah Ward, Project Manager for Greenpoint Eco-Schools New York City’s public schools are back in session this week, and thanks to the work of four local Eco-Heroes, also known as the Greenpoint Eco-Schools Sustainability Coaches, Greenpoint students are returning to schools where environmental inquiry and action are generating positive changes for their schools,… Read More

Why I Got Involved: The Idiocy of Lack of Access

Why I Got Involved: The Idiocy of Lack of Access

Originally published on Waterfront Alliance One of the founding trustees of the Waterfront Alliance, Paul Balser, cares deeply about families and children, and throughout his life has generously given of his time and resources so that others’ lives may be enriched. He has been a highly successful investor in a range of industries, and co-founder… Read More

Waste Disposal: Something Needs to Be Done

Waste Disposal: Something Needs to Be Done

As the most populous city in the United States of America and one of the largest cities in the  world, it comes as no surprise that New York City produces a mind-blowing amount of garbage. In fact, it’s estimated that NYC residents and businesses produce more than 20,000 tons of solid waste every single day. This… Read More