Upcoming this weekend is the highly anticipated Go Green! Go Greenpoint! Earth Day Celebration at McCarren Park. Earth Day is close to my heart since it’s one of my sisters birthday and she happens to be the one who’s very into saving the environment and green living – guess she’s living up to her birth date!

Go Green! Go Greenpoint! Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Join us for North Brooklyn’s first Earth Day celebration. Tons of fun for everyone!

The day will include:

  • Educational programs presented by local schools, community groups, companies, and individuals displaying research or art projects designed to enhance our understanding of our environment
  • Recycling stations for bicycles and electronic equipment
  • Contests, including a scavenger hunt
  • Writing, recycling poster design, artwork using recycled materials, and street tree bed design (and, of course tree planting)
  • Health & wellness demos/classes, including judo, yoga, etc.
  • Vendors with enviro-friendly merchandise
  • Live music and dance performances

Go Green! Greenpoint! is sponsored by Town Square, a volunteer community-based organization in Greenpoint/Williamsburg.


April is MillionTreesNYC Month! What’s MillionTreesNYC? It’s a citywide, public-private initiative with an ambitious goal: to plant and care for one million new trees across the City’s five boroughs over the next decade.

Location: McCarren Park, behind the Field House, Lorimer Street between Bedford and Driggs avenues

More Information:
Phone number: (718) 609-1090

Go Green! Go Greenpoint! Earth Day Celebration – New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

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  1. ExxonMobil is sponsoring tomorrow’s Go Green Earth Day Festival in McCarren Park. ExxonMobil is also responsible for the largest oil spill in America’s history, larger than the Exxon Valdez, just meters away from where the festival will be taking place!

    Other festival sponsors include BP America, Waste Management, and Forest City Ratner Company (responsible for the Atlantic Yards project). These companies are no friend to our community, and no friend to the environment.

    Please join the Greenpoint SuperFUNd SuperFriendz in taking immediate action.

    NOW: Send an automatic email letter expressing your outrage to the powers that be: http://stage.citizenspeak.org/node/1268

    SATURDAY (tomorrow): Join us at McCarren Park for a protest rally. We’re calling on YOU to help reclaim Earth Day from the greenwashers and reclaim the oil from McCarren Park!

    Reclaim the Oil!
    Saturday, April 19, 11:00 am
    Meet at Driggs and N. 12th St.
    By the dog run
    [ L to Bedford Av & walk NE; map at http://tinyurl.com/4bncjr/> –t.]

    There’s oil a plenty underfoot and we oil men will be on hand with rig, drills, and buckets to reclaim our oil and our earth (day).

    Dear Exxon, We Drink Your Milkshake!

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    About Greenwashing:
    The term is generally used when significantly more money or time has been spent advertising being green (that is, operating with consideration for the environment), rather than spending resources on environmentally sound practices. This is often portrayed by changing the name or label of a product, to give the feeling of nature, for example putting an image of a forest on a bottle of harmful chemicals. Environmentalists often use greenwashing to describe the actions of energy companies, which are traditionally the largest polluters.

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    About the Greenpoint ExxonMobil Oil Spill:

    Between 17 and 30 million gallons of oil lie beneath North Brooklyn. See here for oodles of press coverage: http://www.greenpointvexxon.com/index.htm#press

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