A doc short about a visionary idea to address the toxic legacy of Robert Moses in Southside Williamsburg.
The Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof & Community Engagement Center at Broadway Stages is the setting for an ambitious environmental project that promises to transform the most industrial part of Greenpoint. Made possible by a partnership between Broadway Stages, NYC Audubon, Alive Structures and the Newtown Creek Alliance, this project aims at providing education and events for people of all ages and creating natural habitats for local flora and fauna. In these interviews, landscape architect Marni Majorelle and project manager Niki Jackson talk about the already visible impact of Kingsland Wildflowers and prospects for the project’s expansion, including plans for several more green roofs.
Kingsland Wildflowers is a 20,000-square-foot green roof and community space constructed in the heart of industrial Greenpoint, Brooklyn, in 2016. Learn how this green infrastructure project is improving the surrounding environment and benefiting the local community. The project is a partnership between New York City Audubon, Alive Structures, Newtown Creek Alliance, and Broadway Stages. Funding for the Kingsland Wildflowers Project was provided by the Office of the New York State Attorney General and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation through the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund.
Open Source Stories: The Science of Collective Discovery dives into the world of citizen scientists—ordinary people with varying degrees of training who contribute to scientific research in their spare time. This film explores how two citizen science projects are using open hardware tools to monitor their environment and make impactful policy changes.
On October 20, 2018 environmental artist Stacy Levy led a group of volunteer stream painters as they used chalk paint to imagine & trace the paths of historic Bushwick Inlet & Creek from the Inlet, down N 15th Street in Greenpoint Brooklyn. Research & mapping for the creek & connecting underground streams was created by Eymund Diegel. Co-organized by Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park and NYCH2O. Support provided by the North Brooklyn Boat Club and the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund.
Maria el Diablo is a surrealist short-doc on the topic of the devastating Hurricane Maria, which made landfall in Puerto Rico fall last year. The piece is a timely reminder of the long-lasting impacts that environmental disasters have on the people whose lives are forever changed by them, and a testament to human resilience and the perspective that can be gained.