A toxic plume containing 40,000-60,000 gallons of phthalates sits below the former NuHart Plastic Manufacturing Site. This is especially alarming since this NuHart Superfund Site is located on Dupont Street in north Greenpoint, adjacent to the Greenpoint waterfront and across the street from an existing public park, playground, and a proposed public school. In addition…
Sometimes the best ideas seem to come out of nowhere. For Sam Combs, it all began with a question that came to him while eating lunch. How could he combine his love for exercise with his compassion for the health of the environment? Less than 24 hours later, the concept of Good.Clean.Fun was born. This… Read More
Green organizations like the Newtown Creek Alliance is needed for many reasons, with one being that they help us become more aware of how we need to band together to make our environment more sustainable. A disturbing video published by Newtown Creek Alliance on its Facebook page reveals exactly what “Combined Sewage Overflow” looks like. It definitely opened many people’s eyes.
The Go Green! Greenpoint Festival returns as the Go Green! Brooklyn Festival, signaling its growth in terms of exhibitors, supporters, and attendees, so set your calendars for June 4 in Mccarren Park from 1-5pm.
Breweries are always fun. You get to taste the beer and learn how it’s made, and now, it looks like breweries may turn into compost stations. FastCo shared a story earlier this week about a new startup, Industrial/Organic, and its attempt to develop a clean, indoor process that can turn food waste into near-odorless fertilizer and can be done within city limits.
We all know of the classic ways in which our life choices make an impact on the world around us. From the food we eat, cars we drive, items we recycle, amount of water we use, etc., you know the drill. Yet, what many individuals are unaware of major impacts that our fashion choices have… Read More
(Image Credit: Citizens of The Planet) As cities across the world continue to expand in both population and size, the high energy cost of transporting food from rural farmlands to urban centers is doing more harm to the environment. It’s hard to come by fresh food in cities, as most food is delivered via tractor-trailer… Read More
On Monday evening in the heart of Greenpoint, Town Square had the pleasure of unveiling our website, Go Green Brooklyn, a new online hub that organizes local environmental stories, events and resources into one dynamic platform. At the launch event at T.B.D. Brooklyn, Town Square Secretary & Go Green Brooklyn Hub Director Charlotte Binns,… Read More
(Image Credit: Greening Greenpoint Facebook | Kathleen is in the brown shirt & Sophie is in the floral print) As you walk around Greenpoint, you may notice new trees and flower bulbs along the sidewalks. While they provide something pretty to look at during your stroll, the trees and flowers actually help the environment by… Read More
Greenpoint residents and activists are having serious doubts about the new proposed aeration system for the city. The Department of Environmental Protection officials are trying to install a new $115-million system that will pump oxygen into the Greenpoint sludge way so the creek can meet state and federal water quality standards. But several fear the plan will dispense foul sewage fumes into the air.