Broadway Stages President Gina Argento Leads Green Pillars

Broadway Stages President Gina Argento follows four fundamental green pillars that she always seeks to improve upon and encourages others to follow.

Solar: The power of the sun and its virtually unlimited energy resource should not be underestimated. Solar energy is one of the most powerful resources available and has the potential to power all our energy needs if properly harnessed. Taking a step in the direction to replace traditional energy outlets, Broadway Stages has been sourcing a significant portion of our energy demands directly from the sun. Sitting under direct sunlight at our Kingsland rooftops are rows and rows of large solar panels. This is part of our solar commitment dating back to 2010, which has saved Broadway Stages over 1,200,000 kWh annually from traditional sources like nuclear, coal, and gas.

Nature: Contributing back to the natural environment by growing more plants is the most direct way to embrace the green revolution. Planting vegetables or garden greens is crucial in reducing carbon emissions surrounding the metro area. As the top consumers of carbon dioxide, plants directly replace carbon in the air with breathable oxygen. Concerned about air quality and carbon levels, Gina has supported the urban farm revolution since 2008 by creating Rooftop Farms. In operation for almost a decade now, Rooftop Farms has served the Brooklyn community by providing fresh organic vegetables on the edge of Greenpoint while replenishing oxygen in the air.

Water: Water is the one of the most limited and important resources in the world. Learning how to efficiently and effectively utilize water to maximize its output is a challenge that needs to be solved. To help protect the water supply and promote conservation, Gina is teaming up with NY Sun Works to sponsor innovative hydroponic technology education for the next generation. Teaching students to use only a fraction of traditional farming methods, hydroponic technology maximizes water resources by reducing water for crop production by up to 90% compared to conventional farming.

Wildlife: Essential to the preservation of the natural ecosystem, wildlife populations such as local bird species are indicative of the quality of New York City landscapes. However, urbanization threats to destroy and hinder growth of our native bird species. Hoping to protect New York City wildlife, Gina has partnered with the New York City Audubon to jointly improve and prioritize the safety of New York wildlife. The integrity of wildlife is necessary to the revitalization and conservation of local landscapes across the five boroughs.

Gina Argento, President of Broadway Stages, Joins NYSunWorks at its Annual Youth Conference

Broadway Stages President Gina Argento envisions a future of green education and sustainable energy in New York City. Inspired to promote the exploration of green energy options, Gina has aligned with NY Sun Works (NYSW), an organization that focuses its mission on sustainable energy and environmental stewardship.

The sixth annual Youth Conference held by NYSW highlights students' scientific achievements through self-conducted scientific research. The conference encourages students from grades five through 12 to participate in green energy research and share their findings with their peers across New York City and New Jersey. The conference empowers students to inspire one another to take action for a greener planet by expressing the need for renewable energy and resources.

The Youth Conference acts as a platform for climate change advisers such as Anthony Annett from the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University. Helping endorse future environmentally friendly solutions, Anthony offers intimate knowledge on climate change and renewable energy.

As a sponsor the NYSW Youth Conference, Gina wants to inspire young minds to think about the wellbeing of our planet. By learning the fundamental scientific principles related to sustainable research, students can develop ecological habits that will positively affect their surrounding environments.

Broadway Stages President Gina Argento: Green Energy Is Now!

Paving the way for the future as Brooklyn's first solar full-service production company, Broadway Stages embraces the future of green and environmentally friendly energy resources. Leading Broadway Stages' green vision is President and CEO Gina Argento.

Supporting the future of renewable energy resources, Broadway Stages has made a tremendous commitment to solar energy since 2010 atop our Kingsland production film warehouses. Generating 1,200,000 kWh annually, our solar panels have saved us over 7,000,000 kWh of energy to date!

In addition to using solar energy, Broadway Stages is a proud participant of NYC's Cool Roofs program. As one of the first sound stages to take action, Broadway Stages paves our roofs in white paint specially designed to maximize sunlight reflection and reduce heat absorption. Our participation in the program has helped save additional energy resources by sustaining a lower ambient temperature inside our warehouse stages.

Broadway Stages Rooftop Farm Summer Preview!

Broadway Stages' rooftop farm is getting ready for the summer weather to get into full swing! Back in 2008 our rooftop farm helped introduce the urban farming movement in New York City by being one of the first and few urban farms. The farm was created under the guidance of President Gina Argento and Tony Argento to serve Brooklynites.

Almost a decade later, the Eagle Street Farm still operates and continues to provide Brooklynites with amazing quality ingredients within their own neighborhood. The farm produces a wide selection of vegetables, and we recently introduced our very own chickens and bunnies! The rooftop farm also includes bees to create New York City honey and help maintain a healthy bee population.

The rooftop farm is being prepared for this summer season to continue our local grown foods and for Brooklynites to come visit us. Get ready to join us on and enjoy a beautiful view of the city skyline! Take beautiful photos at our prime location and learn about urban farming.

Get Rooftop Healthy With Broadway Stages!

Broadway Stages offers healthy and convenient food options grown right here in Brooklyn! Our Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, the very first of its kind, was a revolutionary step in bringing urban farming to the New York metro area brought forth by Broadway Stages President Gina Argento and founder Tony Argento. Our commitment to source locally led us to develop and create our very own and New York City's first urban farm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

The idea behind bringing an urban farm to Brooklynites was to allow local residents to actually see where their food was coming from. Broadway Stages wanted to offer our consumers the transparency and security that people can trust in their foods. We use urban farming techniques that do not utilize harmful chemicals and welcome visitors to come and participate.

Our rooftop farm brings awareness to the need to keep green spaces in New York City. Broadway Stages believes that conversions of more rooftops into green spaces are vital in keeping the greenscape of New York City alive. Green rooftops can help combat air pollution, preserve wildlife, and grow organic foods!

 

Brooklynites are welcome to join us Sunday afternoon to actively participate in growing their very own vegetables and learn about the urban growing process. Every Sunday afternoon visitors can expect to learn earth-friendly tips and how to add greenery to their homes. Stop by our Rooftop Farms and get your head start on NYC Green!

Broadway Stages Helps North Brooklyn Maintain Clean, Open Spaces

Gina Argento, President of North Brooklyn-based Broadway Stages, devotes herself to helping her Brooklyn community. Gina Argento is passionate about extending and preserving the natural park space and greenery of North Brooklyn for Brooklynites to enjoy with their families.

Partnering with Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn (OSA), a community organization focused on expanding and improving open spaces in Brooklyn, Gina channels her efforts toward advocating for the maintenance and enhancement of current local park spaces. As a park steward sponsor to OSA, Gina understands that her financial contributions help provide the necessary financial resources to preserve OSA's Greenpoint Parks Stewardship Program.

The Greenpoint Parks Stewardship Program is a major outlet for OSA to recruit and educate individuals on how to keep their neighborhoods clean. The program incorporates cleanup initiatives, gardening, and cultural events to keep our communities clean while celebrating our diverse heritages.

Join Gina's commitment to keep the North Brooklyn community focused on giving Brooklynites open spaces! Join OSA today and do your part to help North Brooklyn parks stay open and clean for Brooklynites to enjoy!

Broadway Stages Joins NY Sun Works to Spread Hydroponic Education

Broadway Stages President Gina Argento wants to inspire New York students to be enthusiastic about going green! Teaming up with NY Sun Work's Greenhouse Project, Gina looks to offer students K through 12 the opportunity to explore the benefits of going green.

The Greenhouse Project equips learning facilities with cutting-edge technology that mimics current industry standards in hydronic farming to allow students to learn under professional standards and procedures. Offering exceptional integrated learning techniques that exceed New York science requirements, the Greenhouse Project seeks to bring the best of environmental stewardship to the urban environment.

The Greenhouse Project brings more than 20 local schools, located across all five boroughs, the technical and educational resources required for students to immediately learn about hydroponics through hands-on activities. Students also learn about the positive benefits of solar energy and rainwater recycling systems.

Together with NY Sun Works, Broadway Stages works hard to promote strong fundamentals in green education for students in public schools. Join Broadway Stages, Gina Argento, and NY Sun Works in creating a greener and eco-friendlier future!

Broadway Stages Wishes You a Happy Earth Day Weekend!

Broadway Stages is excited that Earth Day is only one day away! If you haven't been following us lately, Broadway Stages has been giving weekly tips on how you can go green in celebration of Earth Day. Today Gina Argento, President of Broadway Stages, shares two fun Earth-saving tips.

  1. Coffee to Soil
    Next time you make coffee, you might want to save your coffee grounds. Give your coffee grounds a second purpose as a great fertilizer for your garden or potted plants. Egg shells work great too!

  2. Water on the Go
    Bring your own thermos or BPA-free water bottle and take a stand against onetime-use disposable plastics. Using your own water bottle can significantly reduce the number of plastic bottles that end up in landfills and also reduces your risk of BPA chemical exposure found in disposable plastics.

Take these two fun Earth Day tips and incorporate them into your life today to do your part in helping save the Earth!

Broadway Stages Celebrates Earth Day at our Kingsland Wildflowers Rooftop

Earth Day is only celebrated once a year, but Broadway Stages enjoys it as a yearlong commitment every day! To help expand the annual celebration to a year-long habit, Broadway Stages President Gina Argento invites New Yorkers to the Earth Day Lecture and Roof Tour, where attendees can grow a lifelong excitement for preserving our natural environment.

Gina encourages everyone to gather at 520 Kingsland Avenue on Saturday, April 22 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sharing the Earth Day Lecture and Roof Tour experience are the NYC Audubon, who seek to cultivate a passionate lifestyle for supporting local wildlife preservation through an educational lecture.

Attendees will learn about healthy gardening habits and wildlife-friendly landscape designs from Joyann Ciriliano, president of Four Harbors Audubon Society.
The mission of Four Harbors Audubon Society is to advocate education and conservation efforts for the enjoyment, preservation and restoration of birds, wildlife, and habitat in Long Island. Following the lecture, attendees will receive free refreshments and a guided tour of the Kingsland Wildflowers rooftop.

Earth Day Is Right Around the Corner

The long-awaited celebration of Earth Day is only three days away! In anticipation of Earth Day, Broadway Stages is providing weekly tips to help you express your inner green stewardship. Continuing the trend, we offer three more ways to go green.

  1. More Than Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
    We all know about the three R's but most people do not consider the option to donate. Donating furniture, clothes, or electronics greatly extends the functional life of an item and more importantly keeps it out of a landfill.

  2. Compost It
    Composting is a simple and effective way to repurpose your food scraps. Instead of throwing your leftover food in the trash, try to compost it at home. Composting produces nutrient-rich soil that can be used for potted plants or gardens. Get your own composting kit today!

  3. Plant a Tree
    One of the best ways to celebrate Earth Day is to plant a tree. Directly reduce carbon in the air and replace it with breathable oxygen for all of us. Go out today and plant a tree. Bring friends and make it a group activity!

Join Broadway Stages in our green mission. Start your journey today!

Broadway Stages Counts Down to Earth Day!

Broadway Stages President Gina Argento has seven quick tips to help save the planet!

  1. Make Recycling Easier
    Place paper and plastic recycling bins near high-traffic areas in your office and home. This will help maximize recycling habits of your co-workers and family members.

  2. Refill Your Ink
    Most of the time ink cartridges are replaced completely. Instead, learn to refill your ink cartridges to save money and the environment. Most local stationery stores are able to refill your cartridges for you.

  3. Consider the Metro
    Reduce your carbon footprint and help keep the air cleaner today by using your local transportation system. It saves money, and in crowded cities it might also just save you precious time.

  4. Bring Your Own Bags
    Consider bringing your own bags to the grocery store next time. You can save up to 1,000 groceries bag a year from sitting in landfills simply by bringing your own reusable bags.

  5. Go Paperless
    No paper? No problem. Most companies can replace your current physical mail with electronic versions. Consider going the paperless route. Saving green forests starts with you!

  6. Don't Waste the Back
    Print double-sided to reduce your paper usage by half.

  7. Let Your Friends Know!
    Going green is all about sharing your knowledge with your colleagues, friends, and family. Help make their green impact as strong as yours!

Follow these seven quick Earth Day tips and get green today!

Rooftop Farms Presents Sunday Fun Day!

With the weather warming, it is a perfect time to visit Broadway Stages' beautiful rooftop farm! Learn and have fun! Enjoy gardening on top of our Eagle Street warehouse rooftops overlooking the breathtaking New York City skyline.

Join Broadway Stages on Sunday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at our Eagle Street urban farm located at 44 Eagle St., Brooklyn, NY. We hope to see you there!