Monthly Archives: August 2016

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 […]

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!   […]

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 […]