At 180 Smith Street (Smith and Warren), the Ecopolis Café is the new model of how the food industry can be green and sustainable.
Serving “high quality local sustainable food and drinks” as well as all kinds of local eco-friendly treats, baked goods, and coffee, the café is just a part of the larger Brooklyn Ecopolis project, which is a non-profit community resource center housed in a newly constructed “sustainable building.”
The Café is only the latest part of the project to come on line but is “to serve as an anchor to the site, providing a social hub to engage visitors in the public use of the space.” The Brooklyn Ecopolis will also consist of a learning center, an exhibition space, a resource library, and a meeting space.
The café uses biodegradable and recycled products and obtains power from solar panels on the roof. The bar is made from salvaged materials (see photos of the café on McBrooklyn) and the entire building uses “eco-friendly materials and features energy efficient systems.”
This sounds like a wonderfully worthwhile project that deserves local support.
Check out the Brooklyn Ecopolis website for more information about the project as well as the café.