World Water Day and You

World Water Day and You

Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Rime of the Ancient Mariner   The provenance of life on earth is water. This is a fact.   It is also a fact that – as populations explode, the planet warms, pollution compounds, and inequality accelerates – water is increasingly the focus…

Eco-Hero Jennie Romer

Eco-Hero Jennie Romer

The Pied Piper of Plastic Bags hosts NAG’s Happy Hour.   Jennie Romer, the past Community Outreach Coordinator of Greenpoint/Williamsburg’s NAG, is a lawyer by trade, a connector by practice, and a fighter by nature. She is best known in this community as the host of NAG’s Environmental Happy Hours, convening local activists and enthusiasts from… Read More

Not all Air is Clean Air

Not all Air is Clean Air

Learning about What we Breathe at PS110 By 3rd Graders from Ms. Head’s Class at PS110 and Fran Agnone On a rainy Friday at PS110K – The Monitor School, Ms. Fortunato’s 3rd grade STEM Class transformed into an investigation into air quality. What makes air clean? And what makes it dirty? Below are the thoughts… Read More

Eco-Hero Bunny Yan

Eco-Hero Bunny Yan

Inverting the Waste Paradigm for Fashion Perhaps you have seen Bunny: she was a lupine fixture at Town Square’s SummerStarz events, where she led hi-jinx Cosplay Swaps for the Guardian of the Galaxy and Grease movie nights. Or perhaps you’ve seen her in midwinter on the streets of Greenpoint, wearing her signature fluffy leopard onesie…. Read More

You Bet Your BIP

You Bet Your BIP

A short biography of Bushwick Inlet Park. The story of New York City, as told by its parks, would be a colorful drama, filled with desperate characters, built on moments of both broad comedy and cliffhanging suspense. In this telling, Bushwick Inlet Park is one key player among a cast of waterfront parks that collectively… Read More

Small Gifts

Keeping up with the Green STEM Students of PS 31 By Alison Schuettinger, NWF Sustainability Coach, w/ PS 31 Teacher Mrs. Tesoriero Green STEM is spreading joy across PS 31! Recently, students in two third grade classes created window planters with our Green STEM Lab teacher, Mrs. Tesoriero, using resources from The Brooklyn Botanic Garden…. Read More

Love That Dirty Water

Love That Dirty Water

A Meet-and-Greet with Everyone’s Favorite Polluted Waterway In the dubious stakes of the polluted waterways Olympics, Newtown Creek just may take the gold. Bounding North Brooklyn, running four miles back from it’s fetid mouth on the East River roughly opposite the UN complex, Newtown Creek is often cited as the most polluted waterway in the… Read More

Plants for Kindergarten

Plants for Kindergarten

School Impact Projects at P.S. 34 Brooklyn By 5th Grade Students: Imogen Sheenan, Ixchel Held-Villasenor and Madison Davis-Brown with the support of NWF Greenpoint Eco-Schools, Sustainability Coach: Tina Wong The 4th and 5th Graders at P.S. 34 are working on School Impact Projects in our Green STEM Class with Ms. Marshall.  A School Impact Project… Read More

TRASHED

TRASHED

Inside the Deadly World of Private Garbage Collection by Kiera Feldman Editors Note: This article was originally published by ProPublica, and is re-printed here with their permission.   Shortly before 5 a.m. on a recent November night, a garbage truck with a New York Yankees decal on the side sped through a red light on an empty… Read More

The Universe Under My Feet

The Universe Under My Feet

Greenpoint Eco-Schools Update, from MS126 “I never knew that there was a whole other universe right under my feet!“ eighth grader, Jessica Ayala exclaimed. A student at MS 126, Jessica and nine other students recently completed the eight-week Eco-Schools Green STEM Afterschool Club where they studied soil, compost, and soil microbiology. As a veteran Afterschool… Read More