NAG Updates


Farewell, Michelle

Today is kind of a sad day here at NAG. Last Friday was Michelle Rodecker’s last day at NAG, and for the first time in just about forever, she is not in the office today. Michelle and her husband Jim are founding members of NAG. And for the past 23 years, they have been the mainstays of the organization. Jim and Michelle have volunteered at just about every event, action, protest and meeting that NAG has ever held. They were literally there the day that Neighbors Against Garbage was founded in 1994. […]


NAG’s Environmental Happy Hour April 18th!

Join us on Tuesday, April. 18th.  When: 6:30pm-8:30pm Where: Muchmore’s in Williamsburg (2 Havemeyer St. at N.9th St.) Do you want to get involved with a North Brooklyn neighborhood group? Do you care about environmental issues? Join us for a drink! The presentations are purposefully short so that you’ll have plenty of time to grab a drink and talk directly with the experts and your neighbors. NAG’s environmental happy hour is the third Tuesday of every even month and is hosted by NAG’s former environmental community organizer (and national plastic […]


NAG’s February Environmental Happy Hour! Feb. 21 at Muchmore’s

Do you want to get involved with a North Brooklyn neighborhood group that works on environmental issues? Join us for a drink! The talks are purposefully short 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 N.9th) in Williamsburg Tuesday, Feb 21st 6:30-8:30pm (presentations 7:00-7:30pm) NAG’s environmental happy hour is the third Tuesday of every even month and is hosted by NAG’s former community organizer (and national plastic bag policy expert) Jennie […]


Updates! NAG’s Lead in Garden Soil Outreach Project: 1

Are you a parent, educator, mentor? Are you a community gardener? Backyard gardener?  Do you interact with children and/or the soil?  Maybe you know people that do! In 2006, a study by Caravanos found that almost 90% of dust samples taken throughout NYC’s five boroughs exceeded the U.S. government’s environmental and housing standards for acceptable lead concentration.  Environmental pollutants and heavy metals like lead have a health effect that scientists are still still working to figure out.  The good news is, lead blood levels have decreased dramatically since the late […]