Greenpoint Goes Green

Brooklyn’s annual Go Green! Greenpoint Festival is designed to show an appreciation for our environment through information and demonstrations. A variety of vendors with environmentally friendly merchandise were present like Holly’s HeART by Hand, Taproot Organics, and AE Wooden Toys. Charlie & Sarah provided a clothing swap to exchange clothing without all the packaging of newly bought garb. Food vendors included Sugar Couture and Two Books Pizza among many others.

As Eco-Schools USA had a presence at the festival, so did separate groups of middle school students. They were selling green merchandise like reusable water bottles and shopping bags to people passing by, along with showcasing projects they’d completed to learn more about the environment. A hand reflexology booth offered customers a relaxing massage while another vendor drew Henna tattoos. Green speakers gave informational talks on the grassy area of the park while attendees listened beneath tents. The festival was an opportunity for consumers to learn more about making the most of our environment while preserving it, and taking home some eco-friendly items as well.

Photos by Ashley Rodriguez.

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