Tag: intern

Spring at Sustainable Flatbush!

My semester interning at Sustainable Flatbush (Spring 2011) was awesome.  Working with kids, getting to know more about urban farming, and being part of an organization that truly tries to create a stronger community through environmentalism has been inspiring.

Meet Solar Team member Joel Acosta

My name is Joel Acosta, I am 28 years old and live in Brooklyn, NY. Since I was 7 years old, I have constantly been fascinated in the region of engineering, mechanical and electrical affairs. Growing up I used to take stuff apart just to […]

Summer Intern: Lena Lai!

My name is Lena Lai, and I grew up in Bushwick, Brooklyn. I have always had a habit of doing the three R’s: Reusing, Reducing, and Recycling. I encourage my family and friends to do the same. I will be attending CUNY City College and will be majoring in Environmental Earth Systems Science in the Fall and I will be pursuing graduate school in Sustainability. This year I’ve volunteered with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy and I have done trash pickup, pruned trees and mulched trees. In addition, I’ve done Earth Day activities during Earth Day Week too.

So searching for an internship opportunity in my interests online, I’ve found Sustainable Flatbush, a community organization in Brooklyn and Anne Pope, the director of the organization, responded to my inquiries right away. I was impressed by the church garden restoration and solar bike projects that were going on. In addition, I was amazed by the events and the amounts of learning that always takes place as said by Anne. And hopefully I will get a lot of experience from this volunteer internship.



Report from PowerShift 2011

Going down to the PowerShift Conference this year was a learning experience on several fronts. PowerShift is a place where student activists from all over the country gather to discuss energy and sustainability issues

Cow Karma: Confessions of a Carnivore

My name is Kimberly and I like meat, a lot. I’ve heard that the unsustainable production of beef in the United States accounts for a large portion of the greenhouse gasses that we emit. 

Hello from Lou Wright, New Urban Farms and Gardens Intern!

My name is Lou Wright, and I’m incredibly excited to be working with Sustainable Flatbush on their projects at the Church Street Communal Garden. As a gardener, a composter, an urban forester, and a Flatbush resident, I hope that I can bring skill and enthusiasm […]

Zero Waste Initiative 2010 Round Up

One key component of any sustainable system is a closed loop cycle. In nature, there is no waste–all byproducts are recycled through systems to feed another part of the overall system.

Kimberly reports on the Food, Faith, and Health Disparities Summit

On Friday October 29, 2010, I attended the Food, Faith, and Health Disparities Summit. The ambiance was very vivacious and I felt welcomed and strangely happy despite my difficulties in locating the entrance of the church. (more…)

Livable Streets intern: Lauren!

My name is Lauren Pessoa. I have lived in East Flatbush all of my life and I will be an intern with Sustainable Flatbush. I recently graduated in May from George Washington University with a BA in International Affairs and Geography. I intend to pursue […]