FREE SOIL TESTING AND WORKSHOP Saturday!

NEIGHBORS ALLIED FOR GOOD GROWTH LEAD IN GARDEN SOIL FREE WORKSHOP A Free Community Event to educate the community about our North Brooklyn Soil This Saturday, August 27th from 10AM-2PM, Neighbors Allied for Good Growth is hosting a totally FREE Lead in Garden Soil workshop. NAG is working with Brooklyn Colleges Analytical Center on the project and workshops. The free workshop will take place at McCarren Park Farmers Market. Soil testing will start at 10AM and processed into the workshop at 10:30. This event will be free, family friendly, and […]


Effective since July- New Restaurant Waste Laws!   Recently updated !

HEY HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY! If you read our previous post about our Reduce Reuse Recycle Greenpoint project, you would have learned that the NYC commercial waste system needs an update.  There are a lot of unanswered questions with our commercial waste but the good news is, the city is slowly but surly implementing regulations to make positive change. From the NYC Commercial Waste Disposal page: Beginning July 19, 2016, certain, large New York City businesses will be required to separate their organic waste. If you are a stadium, manufactorer, wholesaler, or […]


Reduce Reuse Recycle Greenpoint- Restaurant Audit Results

    For the past few months, NAG has been working with the amazing team at Common Ground Compost(CGC) on a three part restaurant sustainability project. We are also getting outreach support from a restaurant collective called Brooklyn Allied Bars and Restaurants. Sustainability best practices is our educational and outreach section.  We interviewed 15 different Greenpoint based establishments who had something to say in the name of sustainability.  We wanted to create a platform bringing education from local businesses to local businesses.  That’s why we created a specific survey that collected tips […]


Let’s Beat the Heat!

Its. Been. Hot. But we aren’t complaining- you know why? There is so much to do to beat the heat!  Why not take a dip in McCarren Park Pool between 11am and 7pm.  Or run through one of Williamsburg and Greenpoints many sprinklers.  If you’re home and fan dependent like me, a great way to cool down is a cold shower.  Some other tricks I came across was to put your socks in the freezer for an hour before bed, or make homemade ice pops to cool you off!   […]


Lead in Garden Soil Outreach Project

Hi Nag!   Although North Brooklyn is a beautiful community, it’s important that we remember where we came from.  Greenpoint and Williamsburg, because of our perfect geographical location to the east river waterfront and NewTown Creek, was a highly industrial area.  There were many factories and waste transfer stations (still is on the ladder) which have contributed to our unfortunate environmental hazards of today. Before you get alarmed, a lot of the toxic areas are deep  under the ground, and they do not affect us unless disturbed.  Greenpoint and Williamsburg […]