Network and Workplace for Eco-minded Entrepreneurs Brooklyn, NY May 15, 2008 Green Spaces, a new network and office space to further the greener good, has officially opened its first location. Now the fifth floor of 33 Flatbush Avenue will be home to a new generation of businesses that are taking action and providing services that help the new environmentally-minded economy. Since the 45,000 square-foot space is already filled with socially responsible companies like Good News Broadcast, a media publication that features good news from domestic and international sources, and Earth Speaks, an organic fashion company, Green Spaces found it to be a perfect fit for its workplace. Everything in our space has been recycled, says Jennie Nevin, Founder of Green Spaces and Green Leaders, a grassroots community green networking group. We are grateful to have been given New York City castaway furniture by Al Atarra, owner of 33 Flatbush. Our beautiful, sunny loft space is furnished with recycled, vintage pieces from historical centers like Grand Central and the Museum of Natural History . Atarra also operates his building, called The Metropolitan Exchange, with a networking spirit. Similar to that of Green Spaces concept, he introduces people in the building to one another, encouraging connections and collaboration. Green Spaces is a launching pad for green entrepreneurs, says Nevin. We provide networking opportunities every month and the complete office infrastructure they need to get started, providing them a cost-effective way to start up. We also have a separate networking program for companies who want to go green, showcasing our green members. Ultimately, we hope to further New York s sustainability goals, and the green goals of other cities as well, says Marissa Feinberg, Co-Founder of Green Spaces and Green Leaders. For example, our entrepreneurs businesses will serve the community, aligning with Mayor Bloombergs PLANYC, offering a way for the private sector to contribute. Currently, Green Spaces partners include Drosera for local plants and wildflowers, Green House Eco -Cleaners for cleaning services and all-natural products, Revolution Rickshaws for green messenger services, and Ride Amigos for ride sharing to work. Green Spaces Brooklyn will be testing grounds for Green Spaces Manhattan. The Manhattan space will be a larger-scale business model, serving a wider spectrum of green businesses and offering an expanded array of value-added services for businesses joining the new green economy. Green Spaces Manhattan will open this fall. On Wednesday, May 28th, Green Spaces Brooklyn will host an open house (10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) and cocktail reception (6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) open to the public. All are welcome who want to learn about different membership options. To RSVP, ask questions, or join the mailing list, e-mail us at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com and visit http://www.greenspacesny.com www.greenspacesny.com for updates. Green Spaces We help green businesses grow with networking events, seminars, and expert speakers every month, bringing potential clients to our members. We help get our companies stories to the right people; connecting them through networking to those who can further their mission and add value, enabling them to reach their business goals. Not only do our green entrepreneurs have an office of people who care about the greener good, they join a community that is making an impact, locally and globally. Starting at $300 per month, they become a member of our network, as well as have their office as part of our new home, a beautiful loft space with recycled furniture, wireless Internet, conference room space and stainless steel kitchen.