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Brooklyn Green Team Groupies


Brooklyn Green Team Groupies

Brooklyn Green Team is a grassroots organization devoted to reducing the environmental impact of ourselves and others

Members: 64
Latest Activity: Aug 6, 2012

YES WE CAN Volunteer Challenge February – April 2009

Brooklyn Green Team & GreenEdge Collaborative NYC Present We all have a gift. Some can sing and dance; others can garden like a gnome, rake leaves faster than Paul Bunyan can chop down trees, or even recycle with their eyes closed! There are vast and varied opportunities to let loose your talents for the planet. Commit to volunteering at least three hours in the next three months. We know you can do it. Oh, and we’ll email you lots of volunteer opportunities.

• Plant a tree (or a million with

• Mulch or garden at your nearest park

• Staff events of green organizations

• Clean up a beach

• Pick up garbage on your street or someone else’s

• Conduct a bird count

• Teach people how to recycle

“…Given the crisis we're in and the hardships so many people are going through, we can't allow any idle hands. Everybody's going to have to be involved. Everybody's going to have to pitch in."
-President Barack Obama

SIGN UP email and write YES WE CAN! Include first & last name and zip.

Discussion Forum

How do you feel about Christmas trees? 7 Replies

Started by Peter. Last reply by Pure Planet Waters Jun 24, 2009.

Recession: Will it help or hurt green causes? 3 Replies

Started by Peter. Last reply by Peter Nov 26, 2008.

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Comment by Pankaj Gupta on February 18, 2011 at 1:12am

Hello All,

It`s pleasure to meet eco-friendly and green-lovers through this group. I am founder of NY Association of Green Professionals (NYAGP) and am seeing a great alignment in our green-conscious movements. I would like to join you guys in my green movement.

I want to provide a learning and networking opportunity to all green professionals through NYAGP. Attend `Green Expo & Talks`on 22 Feb to know more about my green initiatives.

Free RSVP at


Pankaj Gupta



Comment by Leah on April 6, 2010 at 10:12am
Yes we can!

If anyone is interested there are great volunteer opportunities at the BK Botanical Garden doing planting and helping with plant sales during April and May.
Comment by Green Edge NYC on March 22, 2010 at 1:39pm
TONIGHT ~~ March 22 BCL Supper Club at Brooklyn Creative League.
Special Guest Roxi Suger of ANGELROX ~~
Comment by Green Edge NYC on February 21, 2010 at 5:00pm

SPECIAL EVENT -- Brooklyn Creative League Supper Club and BK Farmyards host fundraiser for Youth Farm

Come and enjoy a delicious meal, topped off with cocktails from Sister Liqueurs, and an auction of goodie baskets filled with gift certificates to local restaurants and shops, artisan liqueurs, homebrews and more! There will be a short presentation on the new Farm at the high school followed by discussion on the future of urban agriculture and school farms.

All the proceeds will go toward the Youth Farm bk farmyards has developed in partnership with the High School for Public Service.

COST: $15.00 in advance online (or $20.00 at the door) PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW.

For More Information.
Comment by Judy Harper on October 2, 2009 at 5:42pm
Unplug Your Living: Month Two Update

You’ve heard it a million times before; if you’re not using, it unplug it. But unless you’re neurotic like several of our Green Team members how many of us are actually unplugging it before we leave our apartments or houses? (Read More)
Comment by Beth Manes on September 23, 2009 at 8:41pm
Come trash-talk with us at the Compost Booth at
CENYC Green Brooklyn...Green City Symposium
tomorrow (Thursday) 9/24 at Borough Hall, Brooklyn! 12-6pm

Earth Matter NY and East New York Farms are teaming up to bring you interactive demos, a compost heap on a trike, worms gone wild, and info to take with you.
Hope to see you there....

If Downtown Brooklyn is not within your reach, at the very least,
voice your support for reinstating the Fall Leaf Collection for compost in NYC:

Much appreciation,

Beth and the Compost Crew at East New York Farms!
Comment by Rachael Brody on July 21, 2009 at 2:43pm
Series on Sustainable Design in East Village Garden!
Toyota Children’s Learning Garden
603 E 11th St between avenues B & C

Join us in the Toyota Children’s Learning Garden for a 4 part discussion series highlighting techniques to green our limited urban space. Whether you’re working in a garden, apartment, business, or home, come and learn from New York City’s leaders in sustainable design.


The discussions and workshops will take place every other Thursday, July 30th-September 24th, in the garden from 7:00-8:00pm. We will also highlight the area's environmentally conscious restaurants and businesses at the presentations. Following the discussions we invite everyone to join us for hor’dourves and giveaways in the garden generously donated by Sustainable NYC, Angelica’s Kitchen, Quintessence, Hummus Place, Spino, and more.


July 30, 2009: Sarah Siegel, of Michael Van Valkenburg Associates: designer of the Toyota Children’s Learning Garden. She will give a short garden tour and speak about urban garden design, specifically the shad tolerant planting palette and sustainable technologies in this garden.


August 13, 2009: Chris Collins, Executive Director Solar1, will discuss benefits of renewable energy, the work of Solar1, and how to feasibly incorporate such technologies in your everyday life.


August 27, 2009: GreenItYourself Green Roof Workshop: Lori Gibbs and Atom Cianfarani, believe that living a healthy and environmentally responsible lifestyle should be accessible to everyone! They will teach about green roofing and prove tips and techniques for gardening in small spaces.


September 10, 2009: Marni Horowitz, CEO and founder Alive Structures, will speak about green wall installation and other techniques to make sue of our abundantly available vertical space. She will also discuss ecological gardening practices which mimic natural ecosystems that increase abundance, beauty, and biodiversity.

Space is limited, to RSVP and for more information about New York Restoration Project please contact Rachael Brody, 212-333-2552 or
Comment by Liz on July 21, 2009 at 1:42pm
Do you like food? Do you like food that's healthful and sustainably produced? Want to get involved in shaping the way food is produced and distributed locally?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, come to the first
Brooklyn Food Coalition General Meeting!

What: Brooklyn Food Coalition General Meeting
Why: To approve the mission and structure of the Coalition and the convening of neighborhood groups
When: WEDNESDAY, JULY 22nd from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn Ethical Culture Society
53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Get the full details
Comment by Liz on June 23, 2009 at 8:48pm
Volunteers are needed for the Gowanus Clean & Green event this Saturday. Details below:

Volunteers are still needed for next Saturday, June 27th's Clean &
Green volunteer clean up of the Gowanus Canal street ends, from
11:00am to 2:00pm. To volunteer for June 27 or subsequent volunteer
days, please contact Lauren at
or just show up at Degraw and Bond Streets at 11:00am. Our sign-in
tent will be down by the Canal.

The May 30 clean up was a success with the volunteer team collecting
more than 20 bags of debris and weeds and spreading wildflower seeds
in the areas along the canal on the Carroll Gardens side of Degraw
street. The Gowanus Wildflower Mix was specially created for the
Gowanus Canal Conservancy and donated by Applewood Seed Company. A
huge thanks to all who came out and worked very hard to make a huge
difference in that street end.
Comment by Carolyn Gilles on May 11, 2009 at 11:24pm
Brooklyn Green Team party this Thursday!

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