Tuesday, April 22, 2008
The Brooklyn Green Team spent last Saturday at McCarren Park participating in the Go Green Greenpoint Earth Day Celebration. Brooklynites gathered to enjoy the sunshine, eat local, organic produce from the farmer's market, purchase eco-friendly products and meet environmental organizations promoting change around the borough.
Some of the groups and vendors we met were:
1. MilliontreesNYC: a public-private program with an ambitious goal: to plant and care for one million new trees across the City's five boroughs over the next decade. If you would like to have a tree planted for free on your block go to their website and get involved.
2. Tri-State Biodiesel: a New York City based company dedicated to providing the city and the surrounding region with clean, renewable Biodiesel fuel. Check out their site to buy fuel or sign up for free waste collection. Also get involved by encouraging your landlord to use biodiesel to heat your building or supporting business who already do.
3. Greenopia: This is a great resourse guide for making greener lifestyle choices. It is a handy-guide that lists everything from organic restaurants and grocery stores, to dry cleaners and organic pest control services, to sustainable beauty salons, landscapers and interior designers. I bought one and love it.
The BGT applauds Greenpoint for putting on such a fun and educational event.