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Solarize Brooklyn!

We are very excited to announce the launch of Solarize Brooklyn!

Flatbush Green Film Series: WASTE LAND

Join us on Wednesday April 27 at 7pm for a *free* screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary: WASTE LAND

Flatbush Green Film Series: GASLAND

Join us on February 23rd, 2011 for a *free* screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary: GASLAND

Sponsored by the Brooklyn College Student Center, Sustainable Flatbush, and Flatbush Food Co-op

The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a “Saudia Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us. But is fracking safe?

When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently-drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND.

Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown, Gasland is one of five nominees for an Academy Award for 2010’s best feature documentary.

Brooklyn College Student Center
Campus Road and East 27th Street, Brooklyn
2 or 5 train to Brooklyn College/Flatbush Avenue

Wednesday, February 23rd, 7PM

Free refreshments and popcorn provided by Flatbush Food Co-op.

MORE MOVIES: Hold Wednesday, March 23rd and Wednesday, April 27th for more environmental movies. Titles and location to be announced.

Save the Date – February 27th – for Greening Flatbush 2011!

Coming soon: our annual celebration of community gardening and urban agriculture, Greening Flatbush: Garden Where You Are! WHEN: Sunday, February 27th, 2-5pm WHERE: Flatbush YMCA 1401 Flatbush Avenue (at Rogers Avenue) Brooklyn, NY  11210

Support Our Work!

Dear Friends, When I founded Sustainable Flatbush in 2007, I knew that I wanted to make a difference in my Brooklyn neighborhood. Thanks to the time and talents so generously shared by friends and neighbors, three years later that seed of an idea has evolved […]

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. (more…)

Bus Rapid Transit Open House Monday November 15th!

Do you use the B44 bus line to go to work, school or for any other trip? You should attend the Public Open House on November 15th at Brooklyn College to discuss the design of Brooklyn’s first proposed Bus Rapid Transit line.

Campus Road Garden Town Hall Meeting

You can’t miss it. At the corner of Campus Road and Avenue H rests a haven, a green paradise, a joy to behold — the Campus Road Community Garden. The garden has been growing at its current location since 1997! (more…)

Why Energy Efficiency Matters

When I first brought up the topic about the Neighborhood Energy Forum to my parents, their question was “is that what you’re studying for Psychology?”