Here at The Environmental Action Lab we strive to reconnect people to their environment and build sustainable infrastructure for a just society. We are a group of educators, scientists, farmers and future leaders in the fields of resource managment and sustainability. The Environmental Action Lab has programs in both Brooklyn, NY and Puerto Rico, in which we educate and learn from others through field work, stewardship and service learning.
A Brooklyn Pigeon (Bigeon)
Bigeon and his comrades live in urban centers across the globe. Researchers say there are approximately 4 million pigeons in NYC. In the city, pigeons are referred to as flying rats, but they used to be considered barnyard animals. Pigeons are not indigenous to the Big Apple. These feral birds are descendent of rock doves and messenger pigeons.They were brought over from Europe during the 1600's. Since their domestication, some 6,000 years ago, pigeons have been supplying humanity with food, fertilizer, entertainment and even medicine. At The Environmental Action Lab, we recognize pigeons for their intelligence and resiliency.