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Sustainable Flatbush Live – Weekend Updates

Sustainable Flatbush Weekend Updates Sunday, September 16 • 11am – 5pm  We are at the 36th Annual Flatbush Frolic

Newkirk Avenue Block Party!

Newkirk Avenue Block Party!

Some months ago Sustainable Flatbush was approached by New York City Streets Renaissance to sponsor a Livable Streets Block Party here in the neighborhood (this request was likely inspired by our success with last year’s Park(ing) Day event). Two weeks from tomorrow, Saturday June 21st, the party is on! We will have live music and […]

Recycle Your CFLs at Brooklyn Green Drinks!

I’ve received a number of inquiries lately from folks wondering where to recycle CFL bulbs locally (the bulbs contain a small amount of mercury, and shouldn’t be thrown out with the trash). This Wednesday the answer is at Brooklyn Green Drinks, hosted by Center for the Urban Environment at their beautiful new home, a showplace […]

Stuff I like…

… and just had to share: Flatbush Gardener has a piece on Making Brooklyn Bloom, this Saturday at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden… Streetsblog, Brooklyn Junction and Brooklyn Streets, Carroll Gardens on transit upgrades proposed in the recent State of the MTA address. Of particular interest is the idea of converting a “lightly used Bay Ridge […]

Check Our Calendar!

The Sustainable Flatbush calendar will now include “Recommended Green Events” happening all around NYC. Basically anything that makes me say “wow, I’d like to go to that!” will end up on the calendar, in case you’d like to go too and just hadn’t heard about it. We’ve also got Flatbush Gardener’s calendar feeding into ours, […]

Support GreenMap!

Our friends at Green Map System are involved in a fundraising challenge: America’s Giving Challenge will award $50,000 prizes to the eight non-profits that receive the greatest number of unique $10 donations this month. Each donation must come from a different person and a different credit card to count. Anyone in the world can contribute, […]

Go Green Brooklyn!

Local environmental blogger Ethan Oringel of Green Brooklyn was interviewed in yesterday’s Metro New York for an article called “Blogarithms: Going green, not just by recycling”. My favorite quote: If everybody used the term landfill instead of garbage, they would think twice before throwing things away.