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About Us

Our Mission

Habana Works provides free, hands-on programs that celebrate urban environmentalism as a means of contributing to an educated and engaged community in downtown Brooklyn, New York.

Our History

Before “going green” became everyone’s favorite buzz phrase, it was both Sean Meenan’s business model and personal goal.  He founded Habana Works in 2006 as an extension of his already eco-conscious restaurants, hoping to create a space for his vision of urban environmentalism to be fully realized in the Brooklyn community. 

When not busy opening thriving businesses or developing programs at Habana Works, Sean speaks on environmental issues at colleges, travels the world and finds the time to sit on the board for the Greenwich Village Youth Council, Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn, and the FAB Alliance.

Our Values

Urban environmentalism
Habana Works promotes environmentalism while also celebrating city living. We embrace the benefits of doing our work in one of the most culturally diverse, spirited and industrious cities in the world, and take advantage of the many opportunities that New York presents. 

Love Brooklyn like it loves you
Habana Works believes that understanding and interacting with the environment is essential to maintaining a connected and flourishing community, and vice versa.

Little changes, big impact
Whether switching to fluorescent lighting or teaching a child that an old plastic bottle can be a bird feeder, Habana Works believes that everyone can contribute to the preservation of the environment’s beauty and benefits, which impacts all of us.

Innovation
Lasting progress in environmentalism will take innovation in design and a true sense of imagination.  Habana Works supports the inspired projects that are greening New York City on their own terms, outside of the box. 

Fun!
Environmental awareness doesn’t need to be hard work. Habana Works is committed to helping the community integrate sustainable practices into everyday life in the ways each person finds most fun, inspiring and natural for their lifestyle.

Our Home at Habana

Habana Outpost has been our home since the beginning, and what a home it is...

Lime green and occasionally mistaken for a ramshackle playground, the Outpost courtyard has a ton of cool things to see and do.  Come by and get messy with what might be the greatest corn of your life, check out the solar panels or the rainwater collection system and grab a picnic table next to the certified wildlife habitat garden. 

And don’t forget to meet the folks next to you. Our eclectic crowd - a perfect microcosm of Brooklyn’s diverse, multi-talented and colorful residents - is what makes the Habana vibe the special thing that it is.  We’re proud to be a part of this borough, and for this borough to be such a part of us.

Habana Outpost Annual Events

Earth Day (April)

Highlights local environmental groups and resources.

Back to school bash (September)  

Free school supplies and entertainment  

Halloween Party (October)

Halloween Celebration for kids of all ages