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April 2019

Earth Day Celebration

April 20, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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October 2019

Unveiling Ceremony of Crane Park New Sign

October 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

You are invited to the official unveiling of the new interactive sign for Crane Park Pollinator Garden. This beautiful sign is a Montclair first, with links to information about the plants in the garden. Crane Park Demonstration Garden Project: Demonstration gardens utilize public spaces to illustrate approaches to gardening. In this case, we have created a pollinator garden integrating edible plants to educate the community about the relationship between pollinators and food production. At the same time, it is an…

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Day of the Dead – End of the Harvest 2019

October 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The NEEC is sponsoring a celebration of end of the harvest season with a Mexican cultural event about the Day of the Dead. This traditional event will be held at the Passaic Neighborhood Women’s Center. The women participating in the installation are part of the NEEC Urban Growers Program. The Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican heritage elsewhere. The celebration includes the creation of…

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December 2019

NEEC Annual Meeting

December 7, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The NEEC Board of Directors and NEEC supporters will meet to celebrate the 2019 accomplishments, discuss the program for 2020, and designate new board members. For additional information, please contact us at (973) 233-1106 or e-mail us at  

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January 2020

5th Acting locally for a more sustainable world conference

January 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Madonna Hall, 30 North Fullerton Avenue (Immaculate Conception Church)
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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We would like to invite you to our 5th Acting Locally for a More Sustainable World Conference in January 25th, 2020.  Our annual conference has become one of the largest gatherings of environmental and community activists in New Jersey. Forty-two organizations were represented at the event in 2019, and we are expecting over forty-five for the 2020 conference. Please see below the information about the event, getting tickets and tabling opportunities. General Information: This is a great opportunity for people…

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