Go Green Activity Hub 2018-03-28T10:39:28+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
Project Location: Greenpoint-wide
GCEF Grant: $58,450
Matching Contribution: $79,395
Fact Sheet: Go Green Activity Hub PDF
Project Status: Completed (June 2017)

Town Square Inc. received a $58,450 GCEF grant (and provided $79,395 in matching funds) in 2015 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.

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.