Successful First Lead Workshop

Hey NAG! Thank you to everyone who came out last Saturday for our Lead in Garden Soil Outreach Project’s first workshop! If you missed it, We had the brilliant Tatiana Morin from the Brooklyn College Analytical Center educating the community all about soil and contamination.  She brought samples for us to see the difference between soil types.  Did you know, there is no way to tell if soil is contaminated by the eye? Although as you see in the picture below (generally), richer, darker, moist soil is healthier than dusty looking […]


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! 1

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

Greenpoint Lead in Garden Soil Outreach Project Neighbors Allied for Good Growth Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund For the past few months, NAG has been working with the amazing team at Common Ground Compost (CGC) and Brooklyn Allied Bars and Restaurants on a three part restaurant sustainability project.   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 […]

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!   […]