After going to see the opening night of Leonardo DiCaprio's film The 11th Hour, a group of five like-minded Brooklynites embarked on a journey they would not soon forget (hopefully). The creation of a Brooklyn Green Team happened at a bar on the lower east side. The founding greeners, Amanda Gentile, Noelle Gentile, Johanna Voutounou, Melissa Browning, Jennifer Bartels, William Evans, Seth Markel*, and Mike Dowd*, decided that perhaps the best way to do something good for the environment was to get together, talk about what's going on, come up with ideas for one another, annoint one another with pine sap, and eat organic local food while saving the world - one borough at a time. We hope that our blog will provide you with some basic tips, specific resources available in Brooklyn and the larger NYC area, and will encourage good practices to help reduce our carbon imprint and harm we are all inflicting on our home - here on planet earth.
*not particularly active participants.