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Environmental Justice

In the face of the accelerating climate crisis, Brooklyn’s vision for sustainable communities is needed now more than ever

Green City Force
Green City Force
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Most public green infrastructure in NYC is planned for construction or already built in Brooklyn

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Of Brooklyn neighborhoods are considered ‘high risk’ for residents dying from extreme heat incidents


Of residents in or directly around NYC’s floodplain identify as non-white

Our Approach

From heat waves, to flash floods, to hurricanes, the local impacts of climate change are growing more obvious and dire by the day, with low income communities of color bearing the brunt of these environmental events. Brooklyn Org prioritizes community-led organizations who are investing in green solutions that increase our neighborhoods’ resilience and self-sustainable living. We are confident in our local community leaders’ ability to build a nourishing and expansive Brooklyn for generations to come.

Nonprofit Resources

Brooklyn Org provides holistic support and resources to nonprofits across the borough, from funding to capacity building, and more.

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Who We Back

Brooklyn Org’s funding meant, ‘You’ve proven yourself, you’ve survived, and we think you have a future.' Bertha Lewis
Founder & President, The Black Institute
The value of unrestricted multi-year support from an organization that's fully aligned with our priorities around justice has been game changing to really give us room to plan and build. Tonya Gayle
Executive Director, Green City Force
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Cooperative homeownership starts with [organizing] rental tenants. We hope to be able to support those tenants in taking ownership of their buildings Margy Brown
Executive Director, UHAB