Out of The Box Ways to Recycle

Out of The Box Ways to Recycle

We all know that the ultimate goal should be to create as little waste as possible. Sometimes, there are household essentials that will, yes, eventually make it to the garbage. However, many of these items come with recycling options! The more that large companies realize what damage we are doing with our landfills, the more…

Local Hero: Ana Traverso-Krejcarek

Local Hero: Ana Traverso-Krejcarek

    With a background in sociology and urban planning, Ana Traverso-Krejcarek is a strong asset for El Puente’s The Green Light District where she serves as the Environmental Policy Coordinator & Green Jobs Green New York Program Associate. Hailing all the way from Brazil, Ana’s lifework has always been focused on the environment and… Read More

P.S. 31 Water Conservation Heroes

P.S. 31 Water Conservation Heroes

 Authors: Israel Stahl and Kacper Modzelewski (5th graders in Ms. Tapper’s class) Sustainability Coach: Alison Schuettinger The P.S. 31 Green STEM Afterschool club spent the past several weeks learning about water: it’s significance as a natural resource, how we use it, and how we can conserve it in our homes and schools. While implementing the… Read More

The Ultimate Compost Guide: Sure Fire Ways to Improve Plant Growth

The Ultimate Compost Guide: Sure Fire Ways to Improve Plant Growth

Adapted from: Original blog post written by Amelia Robinson and can be found here               Vibrant and colorful flowers. Plump and sweet vegetables. Fresh green leaves. Robust and nutrient-filled roots and stems. Healthy seeds that can yield hale and hearty new sprouts. These are the descriptions of a perfect… Read More

Good.Clean.Fun. In McCarren Park!

Good.Clean.Fun. In McCarren Park!

Good.Clean.Fun. was invited by Open Space Alliance to co-sponsor a community-based clean-up and leaf raking day on Saturday, January 28th. As the winter season treks on, it is important to make sure that leaf coverage stays to a minimum in order for the ground and grass to flourish come winter. Good.Clean.Fun. came to the rescue… Read More

What Does It Mean for a School to Be Green?

What Does It Mean for a School to Be Green?

By Fran Agnone, Sustainability Coach and Students from PS 110 The Monitor School In the midst of Pizza Day in the cafeteria at PS 110 The Monitor School, I was able to pull students away from their slices and ask them to reflect on the school’s greening efforts. As Sustainability Coach at the school, one… Read More

New York City’s Outdated Garbage System

New York City’s Outdated Garbage System

How Greenpoint and North Brooklyn are fighting for cleaner air-one truck at a time Hey Go Green family! It’s Allison here, bringing you some environmental justice scoop.  My last post took us back in time through discussing industrial history in Greenpoint focusing specifically on lead contamination as a result of old paint, pipes and diesel… Read More

Sustainable Gardens in Greenpoint/Williamsburg

Sustainable Gardens in Greenpoint/Williamsburg

For those of us who have lived in this community for quite a while, we need not delve into the importance of sustainable gardens in our urban areas. Regardless, it’s worth mentioning. Perhaps our families have lived here for decades, or perhaps we’ve migrated here because of newly developed families, jobs, and friends. Whatever brought… Read More

Into The Wild: Students Exploring Java St. Community Garden

Into The Wild: Students Exploring Java St. Community Garden

By: Alison Schuettinger, Sustainability Coach and Kamila Dal PS 31’s Green STEM Afterschool recently completed an exciting unit about wildlife in our community. Through partnerships with Java St. Community Garden and Trees New York Fruit Trees program, students planted 4 different varieties of apple trees, wildflowers, and daffodils in the community garden.  While investigating plants,… Read More