Green Living

…the narrative of personal responsibility around climate change has been destructive – it makes us turn inward and focus on ourselves as the cause of the problem, and lets those who are actually responsible…off the hook. I don’t think we should feel individually guilty for climate change, but I think we should all feel collectively responsible for building a better world.

 

In this fight for climate justice 350Brookyn’s collective work focuses on the necessary structural changes to our energy systems, however we encourage and honor individual work that strives to implement good practices into one’s everyday life – big or small – for the well-being of our planet and all of its inhabitants. We recognize our relationship with nature as being a part of it, not in opposition nor in authority. As the natural world flourishes, so do human beings – as the natural world is exploited, disrespected and poisoned, so are human beings.

Here we offer resources to help guide people to live respectfully on Earth, lowering individual carbon footprint and sustaining the webs of life for generations to come.

Food accounts for 10-30% of a household’s carbon footprint. Shifting towards less meat-intensive diets and seeking out locally grown foods can ease the pressures that food choice exerts on climate and boost your local economy. Read more >>

Home Energy accounts for 10-30% of a household’s carbon footprint. Shifting towards less meat-intensive diets and seeking out locally grown foods can ease the pressures that food choice exerts on climate and boost your local economy. Read more >>

Clothing and footwear often goes unrecognized as a consequential source of greenhouse gas emissions. Yet in our world of fast fashion and global production networks, thoughtful approaches to buying and maintaining our clothing can impact demand and work to mitigate climate impact. Read more >>

Plasticsboth in their production and the endless burden of waste in our environment, are a disaster. Extensive oil and gas consumption, colossal petrochemical plants- plastics are dirty, cheap and inundate our planet, but it doesn’t have to be that way in your home. Find out about our Plastic Free Team >>

Community Gardens help our environment, strengthen community bonds, and comfort the soul. There are community gardens all over Brooklyn – go support them or create your own! Map of community gardens >>