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.


Montclair Make Music Day – At Crane Park, Montclair, NJ

August 8 @ 5:00 pm

Mark your calendars!  Every Saturday from July 25th until Labor Day, we will have music at the park to celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of the Crane Park Demonstration Garden.  The Northeast Earth Coalition has partnered with Montclair Make Music Day to sponsor these events. (July 18th and 25th, August 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th). […]


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 […]

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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 […]

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In a difficult time, take inspiration from your garden

by Jose German-Gomez

By Jose German Goldenrod and Joe-Pye Weed are in bloom, and the asters’ buds are starting to open. Nesting goldfinches are flocking over drying coneflowers in search of seeds to nourish their hatchlings. Monarch butterflies are laying their last batches of eggs to produce this season’s final generation of butterflies before the migration to Mexico. […]

It’s the Roaring’ 20s, for Chipmunks

by NEEC Contributor

By David Wasmuth David Wasmuth is a local environmentalist and amateur naturalist. He is a Rutgers Environmental Steward and the founder of the Montclair Backyard Habitat Project.  Amid the mix of disturbing and hopeful news that has made 2020 a year like none other, one quietly odd phenomenon has been hard to ignore: chipmunks seem […]

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Introducing The Northeast Earth Coalition