Clean up the nabe this April with Curb Your Litter: Greenpoint and Neighbors Allied for Good Growth.
The two orgs are hosting a clean-up day Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and tickets to help clean are free.
We covered Curb Your Litter: Greenpoint back in November when they debuted a very cool map that would allow residents to have input on where new trash cans should be placed, simply by dragging and dropping cans over a map.
“As urban planners, we agreed that the only way to do something about it was to build tools for the community to use to first make litter visible, and then second, come together to take responsibility for maintaining our streets and sidewalks,” explained Caroline Bauer, the director of Curb Your Litter: Greenpoint. “Thanks to a grant from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund, we were able to partner with the Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce to roll out a three-part project to tackle our neighborhood’s litter problem with analysis, education and infrastructure upgrades.”
The map was made, as so many useful community maps seem to be these days, with technology from Bushwick-based CartoDB. Neighbors Allied for Good Growth has a CartoDB map in the game as well, with the Greenpoint-Williamsburg ToxiCity Map, which details how polluted (and by what!) each neighborhood is.