Local Environmental Groups Open House: Jan 16 1 pm

“Acting locally for a sustainable world: Meet your local environmental
groups!”

The Cornucopia Network of New Jersey (CNNJ) is sponsoring a gathering of
community leaders and groups from northern and central New Jersey to
network on environmental issues, including local food, sustainable
communities, alternative transportation, renewable energy, clean air and
water, and climate change activism.

It will begin at 1:00 PM in the Montclair Public Library Auditorium on
Saturday, January 16, and end at 5pm. The speakers and program will begin at 2:00 PM. Refreshments and snacks will be served. The
event is free and open to the public.

Participants will have the opportunity to exhibit, meet, and dialogue to
exchange resources, ideas, and experiences. Jose German, a Montclair
resident and organizer of the event, has been working with many
organizations in northern and central New Jersey and finds they have much in common. German stated that this is “a rare chance for people to
discover groups focusing on different environmental and sustainable
projects in our region.”

All are welcome at this exciting chance to celebrate our local efforts.
Trina Paulus, CNNJ vice president, butterfly activist, and author of “Hope
for the Flowers,” suggests, “The goal of the event is to discover each
other to more effectively collaborate with the Great Work of our time –
healing the earth so all life can thrive.”

Phil Yourish, a Cornucopia past president, says, “No matter which
environmental or sustainability door one first comes through, we find we
share the same values and vision about environmental protection, clean
water and air pollution, renewable energy, and non-GMO safe food. We all
want to make our communities more sustainable and eco-friendly.”

The organizing committee involves both CNNJ members and representatives of
some of the many groups that will exhibit. All look forward to networking
with other local activists. By the end of the day we hope for new
partnerships to support each other in the Great Work of our challenging
future.

Participating groups include: the Greater Newark Conservancy, City Green from Passaic County, Bike Exchange and Elija’s Promise from New Brunswick, Essex County Master Gardeners, Riverside Community Garden from Jersey City, New Jersey Eco-Village, Pedals (Bike Group) and the Pulaski Park Community Garden from Passaic, the Paterson environmental group Green Drinks, the Montclair Wildlife Habitat Project, Mills Farm, Bike and Walk Montclair, the Montclair Historical Society, Safe Yards, Bonzal Preserve, Brookdale Park Conservancy, Hilltop Conservancy, Clark’s Pond Nature Preserve, Purple
Dragon, Transitions Montclair, and Paterson Community Gardens Coalition, among others.

For additional information, please contact Jose German at
josergerman@gmail.com at (646) 225-8414.

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