On Monday, May 1st from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at The Park Church Co-op (122 Russell St., Brooklyn, New York 11222) , join us for this 90-minute interactive, introductory workshop designed to help participants learn about lead contamination in exposed soils. This workshop will detail simple and easy steps you, your family, and your neighbors can take to safely enjoy the outdoors.Read More ›
On Wednesday, April 24th at 6:30 pm at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 275 N 8th St - lower hall - the Environmental Justice & Health Working Group will bring neighbors together to develop community-based strategies to combat issues of air pollution, legacy toxins, toxic sites, and trash & waste. Please join us to find out more and become part of the working group.Read More ›
On Saturday, April 20th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Kingsland Wildflowers Center (520 Kingland Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11222), join us for three-hour workshop features experts that will help interpret your soil test results and what the results mean for your outdoor space, a hands-on activity, and free 40-lb bags of compost for attendees. Snacks provided.Read More ›
We’re calling on New York State to invest in clean electric school buses especially in communities, like Greenpoint and Williamsburg, where the burden of breathing dirty air is higher.Read More ›
Strengthening Our Common Ground: Lead in Soils in Greenpoint is a local environmental education and stewardship project designed to benefit the Greenpoint public by helping to restore the neighborhood's soil. NBN is working to educate Greenpoint residents on ways to reduce human exposure to lead by implementing safe gardening practices in areas with the potential for elevated levels of lead in soil.Read More ›
In 2010, the NuHart property was classified by the state DEC as a Class 2 state Superfund site, “representing a significant threat to public health and/or the environment and requiring action.” The current owner of the property, Dupont Street Developers, LLC, plans to develop residential buildings at the site. Before development takes place, however, there will be a plan to address the industrial pollutants currently onsite.Read More ›
North Brooklyn Neighbors is a grassroots nonprofit organization serving the Greenpoint and Williamsburg sections of Brooklyn. Formed through the merger of Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG) with the Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks & Planning (GWAPP), North Brooklyn Neighbors advances community-based solutions on issues of public space and the environment – through activism, education, and collaboration – to create a more just, healthy, and safe place to live and work.
Since 1994, North Brooklyn Neighbors (NBN) has made a difference in the lives of residents of Greenpoint and Williamsburg by reclaiming the waterfront, advocating increased access to open space, combating pollution and legacy toxins, promoting community-centered land use, and empowering neighbors with important resources. NBN envisions a North Brooklyn that actively collaborates to find solutions for neighborhood issues, is an effective climate and environmental justice advocate that prioritizes land use, public space, resiliency, and environmental health; and strengthens its diverse neighborhoods by providing resources, tools, and knowledge that promote positive change.