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January 2019

4th Acting Locally for a More Sustainable World Conference

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Northeast Earth Coalition is delighted to invite you to attend our Annual Conference on January 19, 2019. The event is one of the largest gatherings of environmental and community activists in New Jersey.  At the conference, you will have the opportunity to meet community leaders and groups from northern and central Jersey to network on environmental issues, local food, sustainable communities, alternative transportation, renewable energy, clean air and water, and climate change activism. Location and Date: The conference will…

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Solidarity Lunch for Federal Workers

January 26 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Dear NEEC Friends, We want to let you know that this Saturday, January 26, at 12:30pm we will be hosting a lunch for furloughed federal employees a the Guild Room of First Congregational Church, 40 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair. The event is cosponsored by Gelotti Icea Cream; First Congregational Church and the NEEC. Several Montclair Restaurants will be donating food to be served for lunch. Saturday, January 26 at 12:30pm First Congregational Church, Montclair, NJ 07042. We will also be…

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March 2019

2019 NEEC Workshop Series: Gardening for Life

March 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This workshop is the first of our 2019 Gardening for Life Series. It offers and opportunity to learn some basics about gardening, including the process of planning and implementing a new garden. We will discuss the importance of soil and soil enhancements in creating a sustainable and eco-friendly flower garden. Also covered will be the key roles of native plants and pollinator gardens, way to combine native plants with vegetables to attract pollinators, the benefits of local food, and how…

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April 2019

Montclair Idealist Day – Erie Park Cleanup

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The NEEC in collaboration woth Northern New Jersey Idealist are sponsoring a park cleanup cleanup in Montclair. Volunteers will cleanup Erie Park in Walnut Street, next to the NJ Transit Train Station. Janine Salvador, member of the Montclair Environmental Commission and Jose German, NEEC CEO, will lead the event. Saturday, April 6 at 10am, Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 If you are interested in doing volunteer work, please send us a message via e-mail at Thank you. NEEC Team…

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Earth Day Celebration

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Neighbors, environmentalists, and volunteers will gather at 10am at Crane Park, (Glenridge Avenue and Greenwood Avenue) Montclair, NJ 07042 to celebrate Earth Day with community beautification projects. We will move to three locations in the Fourth Ward: East side of Bay Street Train Station, Pine Street, and Crane Park. Another location has been set up in Anderson Park in Upper Montclair, lead by volunteers of St. James Church. Food and refreshments will be served to the volunteers. Saturday, April 20th…

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2019 NEEC Workshop Series: Creating a Pollinator Garden

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come to learn the basic about how to create a pollinator garden and attract a wide range of beneficial insects and birds. We will cover the most recommended native plants for pollinators and a well as hots plants for butterflies. Pollinators are strong allies in propagating plants and producing food. Only fertilized plants can produce fruits, and that happens thanks to the pollinators. Without them, plants cannot reproduce. Beautiful pollinator gardens add ecological value and interest to your yard. Free…

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May 2019

2019 NEEC Workshop Series: The Nutritional Value of Vegetables

May 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Interested in getting the most of your bang out of your vegetable buck? Most of us recognize the value of moving towards a more vegetable-based diet, but bit all vegetables are created equal. The variety planted and the way they are grown affect their nutritional punch. Come and learn the nutritional facts about vegetables and growing your own food throughout the year. Whether you are an omnivore, a vegetarian, or a vegan, learning about this topic is key to a…

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June 2019

2019 NEEC Workshop Series: Kitchen Garden 101 – Part One

June 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn the basics about how to build a kitchen garden, soil, seeds and seasonal planting. Learn how to plan ahead your meals and enjoy fresh organic veggies within steps from your kitchen. Location to be announced soon. Free event open to the public. Sponsored by The William Mazer Foundation. Saturday, June 1st, at 3pm. Location: To be announced soon.

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2019 NEEC Workshop Series: Kitchen Garden 101 – Part Two – Seasonal Cooking.

June 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Now that you have a kitchen garden, come to learn simple season recipes with the veggies that you are growing and plan ahead your meals. Location to be announced soon. Free event open to the public. Sponsored by The William Mazer Foundation.

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September 2019

Monarch Butterflies Release at Crane Park

September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday, September 14 at 2pm. The NEEC’s team and a group of environmentalists will lead a group of local Monarch butterfly enthusiasts at Crane Park in a talk about the importance of pollinators and Monarch migration. During the event, dozens of butterflies will be released and caterpillar will be distributed to those interested in raising them at home.

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