Sculpt a greener future in Greenpoint

Water bottle sculpture in progress. Photo via Fickr's Pavement Pieces.

Recycling: an important part of life in the city and yet still a mystery to some. Do you know what those little numbers on the plastic container mean? What about the printer cartridges or microwave pizza disks: can you even recycle those? Can you can make a serious difference by just recycling that Poland Spring (or not buying one at all)? If you want to do your civic duty but you’re scratching your head when standing at the bins, we have some free, entertaining ways you can learn about going green in Greenpoint this week. Managing waste in these tight quarters is, after all, a cost we all share.
First, on Thursday, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection teams up with GrowNYC to show the video Green Apple: Recycling as part of their speaker and movie series. The video won an Emmy for environmental programming, so its definitely not dull. You’ll get to find out way more about recycling than you ever thought possible, plus local resources for recycling. Refreshments are served, and its FREE! The fun starts at 6:00 and its at the DEP Visitor Center at Newtown Creek, 328 Greenpoint Ave. at Humbolt Street. 

Then, on Saturday from 11am and 3pm you can stop by the DEP Visitor Center again to help help build a water bottle sculpture to promote the high quality of New York City drinking water and recycling awareness. Uncork your inner Duchamp and help out for a good cause.  You can also donate bottles for this event.  Email for more information.