Eco Brooklyn

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Eco Brooklyn Inc. is a contracting, landscape and design firm run by Gennaro Brooks-Church, who relies nearly exclusively on reclaimed materials and coined the phrase “Build it Forward.” In the corporate world, “Live the Brand” is a phrase you hear a lot. Brooks-Church embodies the concept. He and his family live in an ever-improving green show house implementing and testing creative ways to eliminate waste (grey water systems), breath second and third lives into discarded building materials (beautiful reclaimed wood floors, an old fire escape fashioned into stairs), and create a space connected to the neighborhood and local environment (a natural pool). A while back, I took a tour of this whimsical space complete with a roof garden and bee hives, a project by RoofCoOnline.com.

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Photo via ecobrooklyn.com

Ever since, I have followed the company Facebook page, where I recently learned they have stocked their pond with local fish and frogs. Track new projects undertaken by Brooks-Church and his team of interns via social media, or schedule a tour and head over to Gowanus to check it out for yourself.

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3 Responses to “Eco Brooklyn”

  1. Ron Says:

    That’s really inspirational. It is good to see a company that is driven by ecological values survive in the corporate world where money is the main driver. Eco Brooklyn seems to be doing some real forward thinking stuff.

  2. shop.uneedadv.com Says:

    I love what you guys are up too. This kind of clever
    work and coverage!
    Keep up the good works guys I’ve you guys
    to our blogroll.

  3. Brooklyn bees know what’s up | everydaytrash Says:

    […] We posted about it here in 2012, along with links to a similar phenomenon in France where beekeepers documented blue and green honey later traced to M&M factory waste; and I even tasted some mildly affected honey during a tour of Eco Brooklyn’s show house. […]

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