Go Green Activity Hub 2018-07-09T13:11:57+00:00

Project Description

Go Green Activity Hub

Project Lead: Town Square
Project Partners: Deputy Brooklyn Borough President Diana Reyna; New York City Council member Stephen Levin; Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn; North Brooklyn Boat Club; Neighbors Allied for Good Growth; Brooklyn Public Library – Greenpoint Branch; Transition North Brooklyn; Greenway Initiative; National Wildlife Federation Eco-schools project; and VICE Media
2018 Project Partners: Brooklyn Public Library-Greenpoint Branch, National Wildlife Federation’s Greenpoint Ecoschools, Neighbors Allied for Good Growth, Newtown Creek Alliance, Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn
Project Location: Greenpoint-wide
GCEF Grant: $58,450
Matching Contribution: $79,395
2018 GCEF Grant: $50,000
2018 Matching Contribution: $90,250
Fact Sheet: Go Green Activity Hub PDF
Project Status: Ongoing

In 2015, Town Square Inc. received a $58,450 GCEF grant (and provided $79,395 in matching funds) to create an online hub to organize, centralize, and present local environmental issues, events, and opportunities for the Greenpoint community. GCEF funding was used to build a new website that offers a comprehensive listing of local environmental news, events, and opportunities. The website includes a blog, a calendar of events, and resources with lists of local environmental organizations and endeavors. By January 2017 the GoGreen website had nearly 10,000 website visits, 80% of which were users from New York City. There were over 2,000 visits to the website’s “Events” page, and 500 unique visitors to the website’s “Get Involved” page. Social media engagement resulted in over 6500 retweets, likes and comments from local activists, non-profits and businesses. The website will continue to be maintained for the next 12 months.

Go Green Brooklyn Digital Hub
In 2018, through a competitive process, Town Square Inc. was awarded $50,000 in additional funding to sustain and go Green BK Hub a comprehensive online electronic center that organizes, centralizes and presents information about local environmental issues, events and opportunities for the Greenpoint community.

The GoGreen website can be found at: GoGreenBK.org

PROJECT ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • Built a new website that offers a comprehensive listing of local environmental news, events, and opportunities
  • Had nearly 10,000 website visits and 14,000 page views between April 2016 and January 2017
  • Attracted more than 2,000 unique people to the “Events” page, inspiring approximately 20% of visitors to the website to explore local non-profits events
  • Attracted more than 500 unique people to the “Get Involved” page
  • Social media engagement resulted in over 6500 retweets, likes and comments from local activists, non-profits and businesses.