Greenpoint Residents: Go Vote for Environmental Projects

The Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund will be hosting two days of community preferencing for the remaining large and legacy grants bringing environmental improvements to Greenpoint, Brooklyn. NCA is proud to be an active partner on three of the projects, listed below. If you are a resident within the 11222 zip code please go out and show your support for these amazing projects. Voting info at the bottom, full info about the process is available on the GCEF website.

AirCasting Greenpoint: Citizen Science for Clean Air
Project Lead: HabitatMap, Inc.
Project Partners: Newtown Creek Alliance, Sonoma Technology, Inc., New York University School of Medicine, and New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Project Location: Greenpoint
GCEF Grant Request: $235,388
Matching Contribution: $209,208
Major Activities: • Survey Greenpoint residents regarding their air pollution concerns. • Train participants in air quality sampling, health tracking, and data analysis. • Conduct a mapping analysis to examine potential relationships between air and health. • Perform a policy analysis to identify initiatives for improving air quality in Greenpoint. • Working with community-based organizations to review potential clean air initiatives. • Organizing a workshop during which Greenpoint air quality monitors can transfer their knowledge and findings to others.


Greenpoint Healthy Homes
Project Lead: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Project Partners: Newtown Creek Alliance, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Healthy Homes Program, St. Nick’s Alliance, Office of NYC Council Member Stephen Levin, The City University of New York- LaGuardia Community College, the Region 2 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit at Mount Sinai, the Mount Sinai Community Outreach and Engagement Core, Transdisciplinary Center on Early Environmental Exposures, and a representative from Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
GCEF Grant Request: $599,016
Matching Contribution: $256,629
Major Activities: • Deliver training programs for multilingual (Spanish, Polish, and English) community health workers to conduct baseline home environmental assessments supported by environmental pediatricians, industrial hygienists, and social workers. • Conduct baseline home environmental assessments that address indoor air quality (e.g., ventilation, water damage, presence of lead and mold). • Provide a source of professional expertise for medical professionals, public health agencies and community organizations for family referrals to environmental pediatricians, industrial hygienists, community health workers, and social workers. • Provide community-wide Healthy Homes outreach and education including distribution of Healthy Homes Toolkits, wallet cards, pamphlets, flyers, and reports. • Create a Greenpoint Healthy Homes Community Advisory Board which will include Greenpoint-based community organizations to support outreach Greenpoint-wide and to identify families in need of services. • Track project related education received by the community and evaluate impact.


Newtown Creek Wildflower Roof and Community Space
Project Lead: NYC Audubon Society, Inc.
Project Partners: Newtown Creek Alliance, Alive Structures, Trout in the Classroom, and the Fortune Society
Project Location: 520 Kingsland Avenue, Greenpoint
GCEF Grant Request: $971,782
Matching Contribution: $2,571,840
Major Activities: • Design and install a 21,711 intensive bird-friendly, stormwater management green roof. • Plant the roof with biologically diverse native plant species. • Conduct multi-parameter monitoring to assess green roof biodiversity characteristics and share results with the community. • Provide educational programming for elementary and middle school educators who will participate in a Trout in the Classroom conference and learn about the site as an outdoor classroom. • Conduct educational programming including tours, lectures, workshops (e.g., Weather in the Watershed), open houses, and offer public access and eco-festival community days. • Develop and implement a sustainable maintenance plan that will include creating a stewardship and volunteer network for long-term roof maintenance. • Conduct local roof installation and maintenance green-collar job training.



Voting Info:
Thursday, November 19th
12 NOON – 2:30PM
Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble Street

Thursday, November 19th
6:00PM – 8:30PM
Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble Street

Saturday, November 21st
10:00AM – 3:00PM
Polish National Home “Warsaw”, 261 Driggs Avenue

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