NAG Updates


NAG STANDS WITH STANDING ROCK

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 […]


2016 NAG GALA

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 […]


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 […]