Posts Tagged ‘ExxonMobil’

It’s that time of year: Deadlines, Deadlines, Deadlines

by Heather Van De Mark on

While you may be reveling in eggnog and mistletoe, there’s still plenty of wrapping up to be done before the end of the year, and I don’t mean the presents. Here’s a friendly reminder of a few end of year deadlines. Have any others to add? Mention them in the comments! Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund:… READ MORE

How to get some of the GCEF’s $19.5 million: Application & Networking Events, Tip Sheet

by Lucy Zappone on

Yesterday I attended the Applicant Webinar for the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF) put on by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and if you have the opportunity to attend the next workshop in-person on November 13th at the Dupont Street Senior Housing, I highly suggest you go. Not because it’s necessary to apply, it’s… READ MORE

RFP Opens Today for Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund Grants

by Heather Van De Mark on

The Request for Proposal (RFP) for small grants, under $25,000, for the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF) opens today! The Request for Pre-Proposals (RFPP) for large grants over $25,000 and legacy grants of $2 million and above also opens today. Proposals and pre-proposals for all grants are due on Wednesday, December 18th. Useful Information: The… READ MORE

The Time Has Come: $19.5 Million On Its Way to Greenpoint

by Ryan Watson on

Decades after the ExxonMobil oil spill, the settlement money which resulted in $19.5 million in Environmental Benefit Projects (EBP) for Greenpoint has finally come to fruition. To a full house of over 400 people last night’s public meeting regarding the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF) program administrators laid out the next steps moving forward for… READ MORE

Save the Date: Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund Meeting

by GWAPP on

Join New York state officials and program managers for an informational, community meeting to introduce the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF), a new $19.5 million grant program accepting proposals for environmental benefit projects in the Greenpoint zip code 11222 starting in fall 2013. The meeting will introduce the grant program and program team, and provide… READ MORE

The Legacies of Industrial Pollution: The Effect on Human Health

by Ryan Watson on

For years, residents and activists alike have expressed concern over the history of industrial pollution in our community. From the Meeker Avenue Plumes to the Exxon Mobil Oil Spill to the designation of the Newtown Creek as a Superfund site, there are certainly a number of causes for environmental concern in the Greenpoint community. (Check… READ MORE

High School Students! Want to Earn Up to $1500 While Learning About the Environment?

by GWAPP on

That’s right! Through a collaborative effort, this summer the Greenpoint YMCA and the NYU Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education, with funding from Exxon Mobil and Broadway Stages, will be offering a six-week program called S.Y.S.T.E.M. for teens in grades 9 – 12. Participants can earn up to $1,500 while learning about Environmental Science, Green… READ MORE

Newtown Creek on the AP: A Brief Timeline

by GWAPP on

Over the weekend, the Associated Press put out an article on Newtown Creek’s dirty history and recent clean-up efforts. The article was published by Huffington Post, NPR and USA Today among other news outlets. About time our local creek got some national love and attention (and disgusted looks.) A Brief Timeline of Newtown Creek: (based… READ MORE

ExxonMobil to Drill Sample Wells in East Greenpoint

by GWAPP on

Beginning Monday, March 4th, ExxonMobil will begin soil boring activities including taking samples and placing monitoring wells in Greenpoint as part of the consent agreement with NYS DEC’s Greenpoint Petroleum Remediation Project. The drilling sites are on Apollo, Morgan and Sutton Streets between Nassau and Meeker Avenues. According to the letter handed out by Exxon… READ MORE

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