SAVE THE DATE Justice Driven Map Fair and ToxiCity Map Launch!!!

What’s better than one community oriented, justice driven, map? Ten community oriented, justice driven, maps!   Here at NAG, we are proud of our ToxiCity Map and it’s powerful knowledge sharing ability. We are bringing together a diverse mix of maps created by organizations coming from all over the city! Creating a space to learn about the intersectionalities of different issues in geographic, visual form! We have already confirmed attendance from Curb your Litter: Greenpoint, Ghost Bikes, Northwest Bushwick Community Group, the New School Center for NYC Affairs, NYSDEC and others! It’s a map-science fair with free food! You come, bring your friends […]

NYS DOH Newtown Creek Area Health Outcomes Review: Birth Outcomes and Cancer   Recently updated !

In April, the NYS Department of Health (DOH) released a long-awaited draft report regarding the health outcomes in the communities surrounding the Newtown Creek.  The community around the creek has been keeping close watch on the creek for years, because of the potential health risks of the contaminants at the site. Newtown Creek was declared a federal Superfund site in 2010, and is contaminated with an estimated 17-30 million gallons of spilled oil, along with pesticides, metals, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) — chemicals the EPA notes are “potentially harmful […]

NAGs Updates!   Recently updated !

Hi NAG! THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT TO OUR ENVIRONMENTAL HAPPY HOUR! What a great night! Thank you to Eadaoin Quinn, Naama Tamir,  Adanna Roberts, Tatiana Morin, the NAG board and everyone that came out on Tuesday!  See you at the next one. With the summer in full swing, we have been busy here at NAG working on our various projects! In terms of Reduce Reuse Recycle Greenpoint, Common Ground Compost has almost finalized all six restaurants initial waste audits!  So far, we are learning that there is a lot of potential […]

The Gunk Under Greenpoint – Environmental Forum on the Harmful Chemicals Lurking at the NuHart Toxic Waste Site   Recently updated !

The NuHart Toxic Waste Site – Harmful Chemicals Lurking in Greenpoint. This event will be the fourth & final forum by Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks and Planning (GWAPP) in a series of panel discussions about the environment in Greenpoint. Thursday June 30 7:00-8:30pm McCarren Pool Community Room 776 Lorimer St BK NY 11222 Hidden beneath an old shuttered industrial factory in Greenpoint is an estimated 60,000 gallons of toxic chemicals, substances linked to reproductive harm including birth defects, learning and behavior problems, and asthma. The NuHart Plastics Superfund site is […]

Lead in Garden Soil Project Update and info   Recently updated !

Hey NAG! In North Brooklyn, we are fortunate enough to be part of NYC’s water supply coming from the Catskill Mountains, which is highly regulated and protected.  Although our tap water comes from upstate, older piping sometimes leads to household lead in water.   Our groundwater, which has been polluted through various industry and oil spills, does not impact our drinking water because we do not consume our groundwater.  Thanks to public pressure, the city has recently stated they are going to test the water inevery public school for lead contamination.  This is a move […]