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…

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

What’s Green at PS 110?

What’s Green at PS 110?

By Louise Oppenheimer Introduction by PS 110 Sustainability Coach, Fran Agnone Fifth grader Louise Oppenheimer is one of several students at PS 110 working closely with math teacher Matt DiCarlo on an ongoing student blog documenting the sustainability efforts across the school. I am humbled to introduce the following article that Louise chose to highlight… Read More

UPDATE: Heroes of Bushwick Inlet Park

UPDATE: Heroes of Bushwick Inlet Park

By Charlotte E. Binns In exciting news, we learned from Mayor De Blasio’s office that they just announced the acquisition of the last parcel needed to complete Bushwick Inlet Park. The many efforts from the Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park (FBIP) proved to be successful. In honor of that, we’re re-publishing our Heroes of Bushwick Inlet… Read More

Green STEM Education at PS34

Green STEM Education at PS34

By Tina Wong, Sustainability Coach @PS34, Greenpoint Eco-Schools Program STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; and STEM education is an interdisciplinary and applied approach to solving problems and to understanding how the world works. Green STEM, however, does this within the context of the students’ own communities, challenging them to solve problems that exist around them,… Read More

Eco Hero: Allison

Eco Hero: Allison

Anyone who’s been to one of the Neighbors Allied for Good Growth’s (NAG) events will most likely hear the laughter of Allison Currier. Her infectious personality and bubbly smile will motivate anyone to get involved. That’s why we’re highlighting her as our Go Green BK’s eco-hero this week. Allison is a native of the Bronx… Read More

Eco Hero: Lisa Bloodgood

Eco Hero: Lisa Bloodgood

Lisa Bloodgood has been the much beloved Community Liaison and Environmental Advisor to City Council Member Stephen Levin for the last 5.5 years. Lisa is a self-described nature-loving plant nerd (amature botanist) and artist. She has had the privilege and burden of shepherding the community through the full variety of our ecological and toxicity issues… Read More

The Zero Waste Eco-Heroes of PS 31

The Zero Waste Eco-Heroes of PS 31

By: Alison Schuettinger, Greenpoint Eco-Schools, Sustainability Coach @ PS 31 Thanks to the community and especially the team at Greenpoint Eco-Schools, there have been great strides in reducing waste. PS 31 and all of the Greenpoint Eco-Schools have made large reductions in landfill waste at each school as part of the Department of Education’s Zero Waste… Read More