Go Green! Brooklyn Festival 2017

Go Green! Brooklyn Festival 2017

Go Green! Brooklyn Festival 2017 McCarren Park Saturday, June 3, 12-5 PM The Go Green! Brooklyn Festival was a huge success last year, welcoming hundreds of new and returning exhibitors, and attendees. And we’re happy that the Greenpoint Star wrote an amazing story about the success of the festival last year. You can click here for the story or continue reading…

Bringing Trout Home: P.S. 110 Students Release Trout into the Cross River

Bringing Trout Home: P.S. 110 Students Release Trout into the Cross River

By Fran Agnone with contributions by Kiera Hutley, Samiyah Samuels, Sirran Blatt, Meliane Materka, Martin Edeler and Victoria Wyszkowski   On Friday, April 21st, two 4th grade classes from PS 110, The Monitor School, piled into a bus heading north towards the Cross River in Westchester County. Students told jokes, looked out the windows, and… Read More

Everything Bloomed at the Greenpointers Earth Lovers Spring Market!

Everything Bloomed at the Greenpointers Earth Lovers Spring Market!

Originally published by our friends over at Greenpointers.com, written by Stephanie Valente   The sky was shining and the sun glowed on Sunday, April 9th and we were psyched to meet over 2,000 people! You shopped, you danced, you ate sweet treats, you sipped mezcal Palomas, you relaxed with rooftop yoga, you posed for sweet photos,… Read More

Early Spring Event Round-up!

Early Spring Event Round-up!

  Here at GoGreenBK, we collect and disseminate all things eco-friendly in the Greenpoint/North Williamsburg area. We aim to be a beacon of volunteering and a hub of eco initiatives. From open space development to air/water quality, charity donations to local businesses, we are here to spread the news and calls to action that our… Read More

On Any Given Friday

On Any Given Friday

By Fai Walker, Greenpoint Eco-Schools, MS 126 Sustainability Coach As part of the Greenpoint Eco-Schools program, MS 126 has pledged to reduce waste at the school by 25% or more.  This is truly a team effort and requires the collaboration of every student and staff member in the school building. Student leaders have taken responsibility… Read More

Our Earth’s Water: Stop Littering!

Our Earth’s Water: Stop Littering!

By Fran Agnone, PS 110 Sustainability Coach Where does our drinking water come from? Where does it go when it swirls down the drain or into our street sewers? These were the foundational questions a group of 4th and 5th graders explored in PS 110’s Eco-Schools Green STEM Afterschool Program at PS 110, The Monitor… Read More

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… Read 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