Interested in environmental issues? Join your North Brooklyn neighbors for a drink!
The talks are ~brief~ so that you’ll have plenty of time to grab a drink and talk directly with the experts and your neighbors.
Muchmores bar & venue
2 Havemeyer St (at N9th) in Williamsburg
Tuesday, June 28th, 6:30-8:30pm
This happy hour will be hosted by NAG organizer Jennie Romer (a nationally recognized environmental sustainability expert and founder of plasticbaglaws.org) and will feature short (5 minute) presentations:
– Eadaoin Quinn is the Education Coordinator at Sims Municipal Recycling. Sims is the contractor for the City’s residential curbside metal, glass, and plastic recycling and have a beautiful high-tech material recovery facility in Sunset Park (yes, tours are available!). Do you ever wonder what happens to your recyclables? Come prepared to ask Eadaion your toughest recycling questions.
– Naama Tamir owns Lighthouse Restaurant in Williamsburg and is on the sustainability committee for Brooklyn Allied Bars and Restaurants (BABAR). Namma has incorporated sustainability practices into all parts of her business and will share some of her insight.
– Adanna Roberts, Citizen Participation Specialist with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, will talk about DEC’s programs.
– Zhongqi (Joshua) Cheng, PhD, Chair and Associate Professor at Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Director of Environmental Sciences Analytical Center at Brooklyn College will give an overview of NAG’s public outreach and education program for home and community gardeners and students in Greenpoint focused on good gardening practices to reduce lead exposure.
We’ll also have brief updates on Bushwick Inlet Park and the NuHart Superfund site.