THE GREENEST POINT 2016, presented by Greenpoint Innovations, was a north Brooklyn community-focused climate sustainability awareness project produced and organized in alignment with Climate Week NYC 2016.
We brought together artists, musicians, celebrity advocates, and, the general public to experience trending arts and technology, while concurrently learning about local and global sustainability issues.
The project included two murals painted by three artists. One mural is at North 13th & Berry was a collaboration titled “The Thread that Binds Us” by internationally-renown AskewOne & Vexta. The second mural is located at Transmitter Park, painted by Faile, titled “Love me, love me not”. In addition, the team showcased a solar energy solution by illuminating Greenpoint's iconic water tower in green lights.
In addition, in close collaboration with Askew1, Greenpoint Innovations supported Askew’s effort by curating & filming the four local environmentalists: vimeo.com/188181523
More information is available at greenpointinnovations.com/featuredprojects and thegreenestpoint.com.
This pioneering street art project was made successful through the tireless efforts of more than two dozen partners and sponsors, community leaders, local businesses, individual volunteers. With special thanks to the NYC Parks Department and Assemblyman Joe Lentol, the internationally acclaimed artists, @faileart, @askewone & @vexta, who saw our vision and met it with exceptional artistic greatness, and to our team of volunteers: Stephen Donofrio, Mark MacInnis, Yvette Vexta, Martin Hoffman, and Chet Purtilar.
Our most devoted thanks to the organizations who were involved! Bernstein & Andriulli, Brooklyn Expo Center, Brooklyn Solar Works, CAN Rigging, Climate Social LLC, Crest Hardware & Urban Garden Center, Green Desk, Ironlak, North Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Northern Territory, NYC Together, Philips Color Kinetics, Reveal Design Group, RC Flying Cameras, SustainaDrone Solutions, Moon Boots, NSR, The Deep.
Many thanks to the the many individuals who contributed in various ways including Aaron Lloyd Barr, Aaron Simon, Ari Eidlisz, Dana Rachlin, Edward Baker, Franny Civitano, Gaelen McKee, Jennifer Lantzas, Johanna Goetzel, John Airis, Ken Ventry, Levia Lew, Mary Salig, Sebastien Vergne, Samantha Niedospial, Sophie Plitt, T.R. Ludwig, and more.
Music by Active Child.