Keeping Cigarette Butts Out of Newtown Creek 2021-07-18T09:29:24+00:00

Project Description

Keeping Cigarette Butts Out of Newtown Creek

Project Lead: North Brooklyn Community Boathouse, formerly, North Brooklyn Boat Club
Project Partners: Brooklyn Allied Bars and Restaurants; and North Brooklyn Parks Alliance, formerly Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn
Project Location: Areas proximate to Newtown Creek
2014 GCEF Grant: $24,660
GCEF Grant Amount Disbursed: $3,379
Matching Contribution: $0
Project Terminated: November 2015

In 2014, through a competitive process, North Brooklyn Community Boathouse received a $24,660 GCEF grant for a “Don’t Put Your Butt in the Creek” campaign. The campaign sought to raise awareness and reduce the prevalence of inappropriately disposed of cigarette butts fouling Newtown Creek. The campaign intended to couple the placement of specially-designed cigarette disposal containers (labeled with the slogan “Don’t Put Your Butt in the Creek”) outside Greenpoint bars and restaurants, with community education and publicity focused on the impact that cigarette butts and other trash have on Newtown Creek.

In 2015, the project was terminated due to loss of the principal manager responsible for its implementation. Before the project’s termination, GCEF allocated $3,379 to the campaign for coordination, and to design and build a prototype of the cigarette disposal container.