The Northeast Earth Coalition


The Northeast Earth Coalition, Inc, (NEEC) works at the community level to protect the environment and promote local sustainability and food security.

The NEEC supports the work of community and environmental activists who give hope for a better future.


We believe that a strong local food system contributes to the health of our entire community, and we will work to facilitate greater understanding of the social, economic, & environmental impacts of our food choices.

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We invite you to be part of this new adventure and help us to create this coalition of environmental activists, in New Jersey and beyond. Let’s put together our resources and talent to support our communities and make the difference.



June 27 @ 10:00 am

Learn the basics for creating a beautiful garden with year-around interest that supports beleaguered pollinators. Pollinators play an essential ecological role, but they are in trouble. There is much you can do in your own yard to throw them a lifeline. A well-designed pollinator garden will add beauty, interest, and ecological value to your property. […]

Worldwide Environmental Day

June 5 @ 8:00 am

Friday, June 5th, 2020 Location and Time to be announced later What is Worldwide Environment Day 2020? Worldwide Environment Day will be held on Friday, June 5th 2020. This is an environmental awareness day organized by the United Nations and sometimes unofficially called Eco Day. The aim of the Day is to raise awareness of […]

Online NEEC Accessible Nature Program

May 20 @ 9:30 am

Crane Park Demonstration Garden, as well as other NEEC projects in Montclair will be used as open space virtual classrooms for adults and children to learn about pollinators, wildlife habitats, native plants, and growing our own food. Students from Montclair public school systems, and beyond are welcome to participate in these events. The NEEC will […]

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Featured Articles

Spring is around the corner! But so is Coronavirus

by Jose German

By Jose German Spring: perhaps the most beautiful time of the year. But this year it’s accompanied by the Coronavirus. Our daily social routines are being upended. Cancellations of events and gatherings are necessary measures to stop the spread of the virus. Voluntary isolation is strongly recommended. What to do? In the face of this […]

Gardening for life: wrapping up gardening season

by Jose German

By Jose German It is not the end of the gardening season but the beginning of a transformation that will guide us through the winter and into the spring. Nature is taking a much-needed break to get stronger and resurrect with vibrant energy and colors in the spring. For those of us who have created […]

Recent Articles

Gardening for Pollinators: Resources and Plant List

by NEEC Contributor

By David Wasmuth June 27, 2020 Books “Nature’s Best Hope” by Douglas Tallamy “The Living Landscape” by Rick Darke and Douglas Tallamy “Bringing Nature Home” by Douglas Tallamy Douglas Tallamy has been an inspiring pioneer in recognizing the interdependence between native plants, insects and birds. His books feature excellent plant lists as well as practical […]

Home-growing a national park

by Jose German

As spring is shifts towards summer, things are moving towards a “new normal” with the quarantine tentatively eased. Among the lessons of the pandemic, two of the more valuable are a greater appreciation of nature and an awareness of the importance of sustainability in times of crisis. There are many uncertainties about our near future, […]

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Introducing The Northeast Earth Coalition