NAG Updates

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 […]


What is DAPL? The Dakota Access Pipeline Project (DAPL) is a $3.78 billion pipe being built from the oil-rich Bakken fields in North Dakota, near the Canadian border, through South Dakota and Iowa, to Patoka, Illinois, where it will join up with existing pipelines to transport up to 570,000 barrels a day of crude oil to refineries and markets in the Gulf of Mexico and on the East Coast.   Very similar to the Keystone XL Pipeline which was ultimately rejected by President Obama, the Dakota Access Pipeline has drawn […]

NAGs December Environmental Happy Hour!

NAG’s Environmental Happy Hour at Muchmores Williamsburg Do you want to get involved with a North Brooklyn neighborhood group and care about 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 N9th) in Williamsburg Tuesday, December 6th, 6:30-8:30pm (presentations 7:00-7:30pm) This happy hour will be hosted by NAG organizer (and national plastic bag policy expert) Jennie Romer and will […]


Can you believe it’s that time of year again? The biggest party of the year is quickly approaching! GET YOUR TICKETS HERE! This year has been great for us here at NAG and we would love nothing more than to have everyone out to the W Loft’s on Nov. 16th at 7-11PM to help us celebrate.  This year we have reached hundreds of families and community members regarding soil safety around lead, we’ve redirected usable waste from our overcrowded North Brooklyn waste transfer stations heading to dirty landfills, and more! We’ve grown our […]

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 […]