Go Green! Brooklyn returns to McCarren Park

Go Green! Brooklyn returns to McCarren Park

The Go Green! Brooklyn Festival was a huge success, 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. You can click here for the story or continue reading below. —-  McCarren Park was packed with more than just…

Mike Schade: The Many Shades of Green

Mike Schade: The Many Shades of Green

(Photo Credit: Greenpointers | Fabien Palencia) When it comes to ensuring a more sustainable future for the Greenpoint area, Mike Schade definitely comes to mind as a community leader. A passionate environmentalist, Mike juggles between several demanding positions in the area: he’s a board member for the Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG), works as… Read More

Progress On The Superfund Site at the former Nuhart Plastics Factory

Progress On The Superfund Site at the former Nuhart Plastics Factory

A toxic plume containing 40,000-60,000 gallons of phthalates sits below the former NuHart Plastic Manufacturing Site. This is especially alarming since this NuHart Superfund Site is located on Dupont Street in north Greenpoint, adjacent to the Greenpoint waterfront and across the street from an existing public park, playground, and a proposed public school.  In addition… Read More

Let’s Have Some Good Clean Fun With Sam Combs

Let’s Have Some Good Clean Fun With Sam Combs

Sometimes the best ideas seem to come out of nowhere. For Sam Combs, it all began with a question that came to him while eating lunch. How could he combine his love for exercise with his compassion for the health of the environment? Less than 24 hours later, the concept of Good.Clean.Fun was born. This… Read More

Video Shows What Sewage Flowing Into Newtown Creek Looks Like

Video Shows What Sewage Flowing Into Newtown Creek Looks Like

Green organizations like the Newtown Creek Alliance is needed for many reasons, with one being that they help us become more aware of how we need to band together to make our environment more sustainable. A disturbing video published by Newtown Creek Alliance on its Facebook page reveals exactly what “Combined Sewage Overflow” looks like. It definitely opened many people’s eyes.

Go Green! Brooklyn Festival Returns

Go Green! Brooklyn Festival Returns

The Go Green! Greenpoint Festival returns as the Go Green! Brooklyn Festival, signaling its growth in terms of exhibitors, supporters, and attendees, so set your calendars for June 4 in Mccarren Park from 1-5pm.

The Next New York City Breweries Will Be For Recycling Food Waste

The Next New York City Breweries Will Be For Recycling Food Waste

Breweries are always fun. You get to taste the beer and learn how it’s made, and now, it looks like breweries may turn into compost stations. FastCo shared a story earlier this week about a new startup, Industrial/Organic, and its attempt to develop a clean, indoor process that can turn food waste into near-odorless fertilizer and can be done within city limits.

Fashion Can Be Eco: Dusty Rose Vintage

Fashion Can Be Eco: Dusty Rose Vintage

We all know of the classic ways in which our life choices make an impact on the world around us. From the food we eat, cars we drive, items we recycle, amount of water we use, etc., you know the drill.  Yet, what many individuals are unaware of major impacts that our fashion choices have… Read More

Why Urban Farming Matters

Why Urban Farming Matters

(Image Credit: Citizens of The Planet) As cities across the world continue to expand in both population and size, the high energy cost of transporting food from rural farmlands to urban centers is doing more harm to the environment. It’s hard to come by fresh food in cities, as most food is delivered via tractor-trailer… Read More

Go Green Brooklyn Official Launch Party

Go Green Brooklyn Official Launch Party

    On Monday evening in the heart of Greenpoint, Town Square had the pleasure of unveiling our website, Go Green Brooklyn, a new online hub that organizes local environmental stories, events and resources into one dynamic platform.  At the launch event at T.B.D. Brooklyn, Town Square Secretary & Go Green Brooklyn Hub Director Charlotte Binns,… Read More