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Brooklyn is green…toxic nuclear neon green.
You don’t have to drink Red Bull or Gatorade to get funny-colored shiite swimming around in your bloodstream. All you have to do is live, eat and drink in Brooklyn. Vice Magazine’s VBS.TV reports…
Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.
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Yes, I don’t know what’s going to happen in my beloved Brooklyn. There was just an article in the NY Times about the Brooklyn Brewery, one of the first companies to move in to revitalize the neighborhood of Williamsburg, but that now can no longer afford the rent, and is still looking for a space borough-wide. And very few people know how toxic this hip neighborhood is. The Greenpoint oil spill that happened in the 50’s on the Newtown Creek (the creek that separates Brooklyn and Queens) was the largest underground oil spill in U.S. history, larger than the Exxon Valdez spill. Closer to where I live, the Gowanus Canal clean-up project will not start for at least 5 more years as the Army Corp of Engineers continues to try to figure out the best solution, with sewage outflows likely only worsening with the Atlantic Yards development. (Meanwhile Whole Foods is still working on opening up a store in Gowanus, but are stuck as the chosen site’s on a brownfield). Thanks for the videos, I’ll certainly forward along to my friends, I’m especially thinking of good friends in Williamsburg that have a baby! And NYers can also check out http://www.bcue.org for environmentally focused tours of both the Newtown Creek and Gowanus Canal.
[…] Toxic Brooklyn, we knew about. But Toxic West Virginia, some of the most lovely land in our great nation? There’s one sure way to turn ordinary Americans into environmentalists: sic the Bush Administration’s deregulation on ‘em. Watch and learn, courtesy Vice Magazine’s VBS.TV: […]
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