Greenpoint Environmental Forum (Panel Discussion Series) 2018-01-08T16:54:56+00:00

Project Description

Greenpoint Environmental Forum (Panel Discussion Series)

Project Lead: Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks and Planning
Project Partners: Newtown Creek Alliance; North Brooklyn Boat Club; Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee; Neighbors Allied for Good Growth; and Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park
Project Location: Greenpoint-wide
GCEF Grant: $11,700
Matching Contribution: $0
Fact Sheet: Greenpoint Environmental Forum PDF
Project Status: Completed (June 2016)

In 2014, Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks and Planning received a GCEF grant of $11,700 to organize and conduct 4 public panel discussions on environmental topics in partnership with local ecological and environmental advocacy organizations. Held in the fall of 2015 and the winter and spring of 2016, the discussions were tailored to local environmental concerns, including water and soil quality, land use regulations, and community greening. Each session provided an opportunity for Greenpoint residents to learn about the issues and the local organizations engaged in them. The topics of the 4 forums were: “Greenpoint’s Industrial Pollution and How It Affects You Today,” “Superfund Seminar – An Environmental Forum on the Variety of Agencies and Programs that are Cleaning Up Our Community,” “How’s the Water? An Environmental Forum,” and “The Gunk Under Greenpoint – An Environmental Forum on the Harmful Chemicals Lurking at the NuHart Toxic Waste Site.” In total, the forums were attended by over 200 people. Each forum was followed by an activity related to the topic addressed, including: walking tours to observe the effects of sewage overflow, and attendance at community meetings related to the launch of a community toxic hot-spots map as well as the status of federal and state activities concerning Newtown Creek.

PROJECT ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • Hosted 4 forums on environmental topics in partnership with local ecological and environmental advocacy organizations
  • Informed over 200 Greenpoint community members about local environmental concerns – including water and soil quality, land use regulations, and community greening – and local organizations engaged with them
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