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…

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New York City’s Outdated Garbage System

New York City’s Outdated Garbage System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

History of Lead Contamination in Soil

History of Lead Contamination in Soil

Written by Allison Currier North Brooklyn: The Industrial Hub of Brooklyn  (The photo above is of a brass factory on Franklin Ave)  I wanted to start this blog with a quick intro: I am super excited to be sharing this research and information with you regarding the work I’ve been doing with Neighbors Allied for… Read More

Hey, Where’d You Get That Jacket?

Hey, Where’d You Get That Jacket?

By Fai Walker, MS 126 Greenpoint Eco-Schools Sustainability Coach [MS 126 students and Principal Maria Ortega visit the school’s boiler room. Photo by DCAS] This past November, at the outset of winter heating season, a class of MS 126 6th graders visited the school’s boiler room to observe the installation of new energy-saving technology that… Read More

The Tenacity of a Community: How Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park Succeeded

The Tenacity of a Community: How Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park Succeeded

Along the waterfront of Greenpoint and Williamsburg lies land ready to be put to the purpose. The question in 2005 was what the purpose would be. As many stories go, the powers that be and the community had differing opinions on the best use of the waterfront. The Fight Begins (Photo Credit: http://osanb.org) Over ten years… Read More

NAG’s Gala and New Project: Shareware!

NAG’s Gala and New Project: Shareware!

By Allison Currier Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG) is one of North Brooklyn’s oldest grassroots advocacy organizations. Founded in 1994, NAG started as Neighbors Against Garbage fighting an illegal waste transfer station that was poisoning the community. Through that feeling of urgency, the young NAG members realized the power of people and starting building… Read More