Sustainable Flatbush brings neighbors together to mobilize, educate, and advocate for sustainable living
in our Brooklyn neighborhood and beyond.
Our vision of a sustainable neighborhood includes equal access to healthy food and open spaces; preserving affordable housing (and the diverse population it enables) through innovative energy practices; and high-quality, resource-efficient transportation options (including cycling). As residents of one of the most culturally diverse neighborhoods in the nation, we strive to learn from each other and emulate global best practices in sustainability, whether that translates into cutting-edge technology or just living more simply.
Our work focuses on the following initiatives:
We promote energy efficiency and renewable energy options, geared toward local needs and situations.
Projects include: Neighborhood Energy Forum, Neighborhood Solar Forum
We advocate for streets as communal spaces that prioritize people over cars.
Projects include: Park(ing) Day/Cortelyou Rd. Park, Street Tree Walking Tours, Newkirk Block Party
Urban Gardening and Farming
We foster community gardening efforts and create opportunities to grow healthy food locally.
Projects include: Greening Flatbush: Garden Where You Are, Flatbush CommUNITY Garden, Daffodil Project
We work to divert usable resources from the waste stream through reuse, composting, and recycling.
Projects include: Project LeafDrop, Flatbush FreeMeet, Cortelyou Electronics Recycling