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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 Eric Justin Levinson on May 7, 2009 at 12:30pm
Our diets have probably the biggest impact on our environment... Cafe seeks to maximize the positive affects of what we eat by sourcing local, organic ingredients produced with sustainable practices and preparing an all vegan menu that emphasizes sprouted, live-cultured and mostly raw foods!
Comment by Peter on April 14, 2009 at 9:14am
Comment by Carolyn Gilles on April 14, 2009 at 9:11am
LOVE that new video!
Comment by Liz on March 23, 2009 at 11:05am
Street Trees need our help! Two opportunities to learn more about Street Tree Care are coming up in April:

1. Street Tree Bed Gardening
with Susan Fields
Tuesday, April 7
No charge, but registration is required.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Street trees do much to improve our environment, but they often receive
little care. In this class, learn the benefits of street trees, how to
improve the health of a street tree by caring for its bed, get tips on
tree-bed gardening, and more in-depth information on street-tree care.
Bring your street-tree care questions and find out more about the city's
efforts to increase and protect the urban forest canopy.

2. Caring for Street Trees
Friday, April 24


Marcus Garvey Park

18 Mount Morris Park West, Manhattan

In this basic workshop, you'll learn to care for young street trees, receive free tools, and get a Parks Volunteer Permit, which will allow you to care for street trees and greenstreets. (Workshop does not cover pruning.)

Advance registration is required. To register, contact or (212) 676-1929 with your name and email and/or phone number.
Comment by Peter on February 24, 2009 at 2:21pm
Examined Life

Part of BAMcinematek

Wed, Mar 18 at 7:30pm*
*Q&A with Astra Taylor and Peter Singer

Directed by Astra Taylor

(2008) 88min

Astra Taylor (Zizek!) follows some of today’s most influential thinkers with unique excursions through places and spaces that hold particular resonance for them and their ideas. Peter Singer’s thoughts on the ethics of consumption are amplified against the backdrop of Fifth Avenue’s posh boutiques. Slavoj Zizek questions current beliefs about the environment while sifting through a garbage dump. Michael Hardt ponders the nature of revolution while surrounded by symbols of wealth and leisure. Judith Butler and a friend stroll through San Francisco’s Mission District questioning our culture’s fixation and individualism. And while driving through Manhattan, Cornel West—perhaps America’s best-known public intellectual—compares philosophy to jazz and blues, reminding us how intense and invigorating a life of the mind can be. Offering privileged moments with great thinkers from fields ranging from moral philosophy to cultural theory, Examined Life reveals philosophy’s power to transform the way we see the world around us and imagine our place in it.
Comment by Liz on February 24, 2009 at 11:22am

My friend Jesse and I are starting a tree care volunteer group. We're going to scope out neighborhoods in need and dig in. Anyone interested?
Comment by Carolyn Gilles on February 15, 2009 at 11:03pm
Food in the Public Interest from Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer:
Comment by Carolyn Gilles on February 1, 2009 at 5:40pm

Great party! Looking forward to many more....
Comment by GIna Bergdall on January 19, 2009 at 8:56pm
In regards to the mug challenge- Ozzie's in Park Slope charges you $1 to fill your mug with coffee. A small is $1.75, so bring your mug along!
Comment by Peter on January 17, 2009 at 10:51am
Flatbush Coop movie nights:

Coop Movie Nights.jpg

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