Topic

Environmental Justice & Health

The industrial history of Greenpoint and Williamsburg is bound to North Brooklyn's environmental challenges. Currently our work focuses on air quality, legacy toxins, toxic sites (like Superfunds & Brownfields), and trash & waste.

Projects

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Air Quality

Clean Buses for Healthy Niños

In New York City, more than 10,000 school buses provide transportation for almost 150,000 students, the majority of whom have disabilities. However, many of these…

Legacy Toxins

Strengthening Our Common Ground: Lead in Soil in Greenpoint

Elevated blood lead levels are serious health risks for children. In recent years, the city has worked to reduce the number of children with high…

Air Quality

Neighborhood Air Monitoring Initiative

North Brooklyn, particularly Williamsburg, has historically had some of the highest asthma rates in New York City. As a waste transfer hub, with the Brooklyn…

Toxic Sites

NuHart Superfund Site

In 2010, a former plastics manufacturing site in northern Greenpoint was classified by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as a Class 2…

Trash & Waste

Commercial Waste Zones

North Brooklyn is home to an outsized share of waste transfer stations and other waste infrastructure. Trucks transporting commercial waste currently drive all over NYC…

Events

25 Results

Environmental Justice & Health Working Group Meeting

When
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where
29 Norman Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

On Tuesday, December 3rd at 6:30pm at A/D/O the Environmental Justice & Health Working Group will bring neighbors together to develop community-based strategies to combat…

Rat Academy

When
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where
275 North 8th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

North Brooklyn has a rat problem. In partnership with the NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene learn about safe and effective methods for rat…

Idle Ca$h: Combatting Truck Idling

When
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where
219 Conselyea Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Did you know it is illegal in NYC for truck engines to run while parked for more than 3 minutes or more than 1 minute in…

Environmental Justice & Health Working Group Meeting

When
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where
80 Dupont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

On Wednesday, September 18th at the Dupont Senior Center, the Environmental Justice & Health Working Group will bring neighbors together to develop community-based strategies to…

News & Media

9 Results

Commercial Waste Zones – Passed!

November 4, 2019

For years, NYC has been operating with a private waste carting system that many have likened to the Wild West. While garbage, recycling, and compost…

How To: Report Vehicle Idling

October 8, 2019

It is illegal for commercial trucks, vans, and passenger buses in NYC to idle for more than three minutes, with certain exceptions.* If you document…

Lead in Soils Explainer Video

August 13, 2019

Over the past few years, North Brooklyn Neighbors has worked to raise awareness and equip residents with tools to combat lead in soils. We’ve hosted…

Recap: Petroleum Vapors Town Hall

June 13, 2019

On Wednesday, June 12th North Brooklyn Neighbors hosted a community town hall. The town hall featured a moderated panel discussion and a Q&A with community…