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The perfect illustration of the after harvesting & before cooking - Thanks @allotmenteersmrandmrs #vegetables #vegan —————————————————— Follow us on Pinterest as well👍-> www.pinterest.com/urbangardenersrepublic ————————————————— #vegetables #vegan #organicveggies #gemüse #vegetable #veggies #vegetarian #organicfood #bio #organic #cleaneats #cleaneat #cleaneating #eatclean #health #healthy #healthyfood #healthyeating #gesund #healthylifestyle #vegan #vegansofig #veganfoodshare #veganfood #instafood #foodgasm #nature #green #naturelovers
This guy’s name is Macaco Gordo! He’s also known as The Fat Monkey. Made by #Florentijn Hofman using 10,000 flip flops! #florentijnhofman #upcycle #TerraCycle #flipflops #fatmonkey #macacogordo #FlorentijnHofman
Project Sound summer guest programming with RHI and #RedHook #Youth. Guest DJs, sound engineering, creativity & empowerment.
In response to concerns from Red Hook Houses residents there will be a "Construction & Asbestos Removal Update" meetingTONIGHT in #RedHook. Miccio Community Center 110 W. 9th St, Brooklyn NY, 11231 Monday—July 28th 2014 6pm Contact: Jorge Muniz 347 620 5372 jmuniz@council.nyc.gov Led by Carlos Menchaca in collaboration w/ New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA).
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#Reminder that from now until August 15, create ANY DIY from old clothing, take a #selfie with it, and Instagram it! Simply #selfieDIY to submit your picture!!! Happy #upcycling everyone!
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Best Urban Space Remodels: Our Instagram Claim to Fame

In the spirit of awards season, we’re pleased to announce that our green building Instagram account has been awarded an Instagrammy! Improvement Center evaluated the top ten home contractors to follow and we’ve been recognized for having the best urban space remodels.

Our feed features images from our Manhattan and Brooklyn ecological construction projects including [...]

Praise for Siga high-performance tape

As a Green Builder we are always looking at the newest developments in green design. Today the folks from Siga were kind enough to come by and show us their energy efficient air sealing products.

We recently finished a Passive House renovation of a Harlem brownstone and worked closely with the air sealing supplier 475. [...]

Earthship Project in New York

We are earthship enthusiasts here at Eco Brooklyn, and are currently speaking with a client who wants to build an earthship in New York State. Here are some ideas being thrown around between Michael Reynolds, Eco Brooklyn, and the client, that we may be able to help turn into reality. The schematic of this global [...]

Chemical vs. Natural Swimming Pools

Natural swimming pools or living spas are much more common throughout Europe, but are increasingly becoming more popular in the United States. Now that the spring weather is beginning to surface, it’s time for Eco Brooklyn to open up our Natural Pool for the swimming season. We use it as a showcase pool for clients [...]

Fun Built with Salvaged Material

The growth in sustainable and green living has given rise to a movement of eco-tourism in a variety of forms across the country. Specifically the use of salvaged materials is making a breakthrough in the realm of practical and/ or novel green construction.

Across the country salvaged building trends and communities are blossoming and their [...]

The Art of Shipping Containers

Recently a group approached Eco Brooklyn to help build a cool project involving shipping containers. The project is ambitious: three walls of containers arranged around a central triangular courtyard. The walls are six levels of shipping containers high totaling 84 shipping containers overall. This is a second attempt to get such a project going. Their [...]

Recap of Panel Discussion on Green Design as (Un)usual

NYC sustainable design

On June 7th, Van Alen Books hosted a panel discussion on architect David Bergman’s book Sustainable Design: A Critical Guide. Susan Szenasy, Editor-in-chief of Metropolitan Magazine, moderated the panel, which was made up of architect and professor David Bergman, Terreform ONE co-founder and Planetary ONE partner Mitchell Joachim, and NYC Department of Design and Construction [...]

Squibb Park, Brooklyn: Prototype for a New Generation of Sustainable Bridge Design:

Bridge connecting Squibb Park to Brooklyn Bridge Park

After receiving a generous amount of funding, Brooklyn has commissioned a pedestrian walkway to connect Squibb Park and the Brooklyn Bridge Park. The 4.9 million dollar bridge will be designed by Ted Zoli, a MacArther Genius Award-winning structural engineer, he is not only one of the nation’s “it” engineers but also among the nation’s foremost [...]

Green Building Checklist

Here is a good general check list to keep in mind when building:

Sustainable Site

Results Stormwater run-off reduced Alternate transportation nearby Urban Heat Island Effect mitigated Nighttime light pollution reduced

Strategies Native drought-resistant plantings; permeable paving Light-colored, high-reflectance, low-emissivity roofing Skylights and windows screened to limit bothersome light escape at night Urban setting near [...]