Intern Reports

Spring at Sustainable Flatbush!

Spring at Sustainable Flatbush!

My semester interning at Sustainable Flatbush (Spring 2011) was awesome.  Working with kids, getting to know more about urban farming, and being part of an organization that truly tries to create a stronger community through environmentalism has been inspiring.

Meet Solar Team member Joel Acosta

Meet Solar Team member Joel Acosta

My name is Joel Acosta, I am 28 years old and live in Brooklyn, NY. Since I was 7 years old, I have constantly been fascinated in the region of engineering, mechanical and electrical affairs. Growing up I used to take stuff apart just to see how they look in the inside and then eventually […]

Summer Intern: Lena Lai!

Summer Intern: Lena Lai!

My name is Lena Lai, and I grew up in Bushwick, Brooklyn. I have always had a habit of doing the three R’s: Reusing, Reducing, and Recycling. I encourage my family and friends to do the same. I will be attending CUNY City College and will be majoring in Environmental Earth Systems Science in the […]

Report from PowerShift 2011

Report from PowerShift 2011

Going down to the PowerShift Conference this year was a learning experience on several fronts. PowerShift is a place where student activists from all over the country gather to discuss energy and sustainability issues

Cow Karma: Confessions of a Carnivore

Cow Karma: Confessions of a Carnivore

My name is Kimberly and I like meat, a lot. I’ve heard that the unsustainable production of beef in the United States accounts for a large portion of the greenhouse gasses that we emit. 

Greening Flatbush 2011 report!

Greening Flatbush 2011 report!

Greening Flatbush 2011 – held this past Sunday, February 27th – was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who came out and to everyone at the workshop tables.  We had an amazing turn out, over 100 participants! After much time and effort put into decorating and preparing our room at the Flatbush YMCA, we […]

Hello from Lou Wright, New Urban Farms and Gardens Intern!

Hello from Lou Wright, New Urban Farms and Gardens Intern!

My name is Lou Wright, and I’m incredibly excited to be working with Sustainable Flatbush on their projects at the Church Street Communal Garden. As a gardener, a composter, an urban forester, and a Flatbush resident, I hope that I can bring skill and enthusiasm to the work we’ll be doing in the upcoming months. […]

REWIND: Livable Streets + 2010

REWIND: Livable Streets + 2010

Of the four Sustainable Flatbush initiatives, Livable Streets advocates for increased access to communal spaces that prioritize people over cars. Throughout 2010, we have sponsored a variety of projects and events addressing different issues and aspects related to public space, urban planning, and transportation. Here’s a brief recap of what we’ve been up to!

HOT Lanes a Hot Topic!

HOT Lanes a Hot Topic!

The problem with freeway congestion can be described using a simple economic concept. Demand for roadway space is greater than the supply and this gap has only increased over the past decade.

Kimberly reports on the Food, Faith, and Health Disparities Summit

Kimberly reports on the Food, Faith, and Health Disparities Summit

On Friday October 29, 2010, I attended the Food, Faith, and Health Disparities Summit. The ambiance was very vivacious and I felt welcomed and strangely happy despite my difficulties in locating the entrance of the church.