Farm to Table Co-op Program – Join Today!

SIGNUP TODAY!!!
Only a few spots left!
Join our Farm to Table Co-op and receive weekly fresh produce packages, feeding 2 to 4 people for 20 weeks (June – October). Click the link to sign-up today by completing the Membership FormYou could also sponsor a family. Click the link to sign-up today by completing the Sponsorship Form.
By sponsoring a family, your membership ensures that fresh, healthy food reaches the tables of those residing in neighborhoods throughout the Greater Newark community defined as a food desert (neighborhoods that lack access to healthy food) or has no reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.
Farm to Table Cooperative
Newark-based growers collaborate to grow the local food system

Newark, NJ (April 3, 2018): Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc. (Newark SAS) will be launching its Farm to Table Co-op in collaboration with the Newark-based growers on June 23, 2018. Following the model of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, a system in which a farm operation is supported by shareholders within the community, individuals will be able to make an advance payment of $395 to receive weekly fresh, locally grown produce packages, feeding 2 to 4 people for 20 weeks (June – October).

Sign-up today by completing the Membership Form.

Sponsor a Family

By sponsoring a family, your membership ensures that fresh, healthy food reaches the tables of those residing in neighborhoods throughout the Greater Newark community defined as a food desert (neighborhoods that lack access to healthy food) or has no reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.
Newark SAS will be partnering with community-based organizations that provide health and social services throughout the community to help identify families in need.   
 
Sponsors could either chose a full membership, providing produce packages for 20 weeks ($395) or a partial membership, providing produce packages for 10 weeks ($200).

Sign-up today by completing the Sponsorship Form.

Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc. serves as Facilitator and Coordinator of the Newark Community Food System (NCFS), a new non-partisan collective of deeply engaged community leaders, in partnership with Whole Cities Foundation (WCF), a nonprofit established by Whole Foods Market. NCFS aims to support and develop sustainability efforts in urban agriculture, as well as, wellness and nutrition programs. This will be accomplished by tackling social determinants of health and using community-driven problem-solving in a fiercely collaborative way.
Utilizing the approach of social entrepreneurship, Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc. (Newark SAS) is a community-driven, 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Newark, NJ that implements various initiatives to increase awareness of environmental issues through educational programs and hands-on training. We strive to assist with the creation of self-sustaining communities by developing pathways for green jobs that contribute to self-sufficiency and community empowerment. We are achieving this by partnering with residents, community-based organizations and stakeholders, including local businesses.

For more information contact info@sasglocal.com or 862.244.3519.
 
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Bridging Communities Through Sustainability

Click link to register: 6th Annual Sustainable Living Empowerment Conference
“On January 23, 2018, Montclair’s City Council passed a resolution declaring the Township of Montclair’s support for the creation, protection and long-term sustainability of community gardens.”
 
“The City of East Orange has vowed to transform their township into a Food Producing City.”
 
“Newark’s Sustainability Office has convened residents and community stakeholders for a citywide Food Policy Council.”  

Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc. (Newark SAS) and the Newark Community Food System (NCFS) in collaboration with East Orange Sustainable Food Alliance (EOSFA) presents the 6th Annual Sustainable Living Empowerment Conference: Bridging Communities through Sustainability. This event will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 12 noon until 5:00 p.m. at Elwood United Presbyterian located at 135 Elwood Avenue, East Orange, NJ 07018.
 
The purpose of this sponsor-based conference is to inspire and empower attendees, so they become active participants toward the goal of building healthy, sustainable communities. The speakers involved use their own experiences and values to convey how they have been driven by their passions to various achievements. From urban farming to spiritual wellness to solar technology and climate change, the speakers share information and experiences that assist with the creation of sustainable communities. Empowerment is a multidimensional social process that helps people gain control over their own lives, communities, and in society by acting on issues they define as important.

This event is free and open to the public. Volunteers and sponsors are welcomed. Limited seating. Register @ connect.sustain.eventbrite.com.

For more information contact tobiasfox1@gmail.com or 862.244.3519.

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Newark Community Food System Launch Party

NCFS_LaunchIt would be great if you could break bread with us on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. as we, the Newark Community Food System collective (NCFS), take on grassroots initiatives around sustainable living practices and the positive impact of urban agriculture on community health. The collective will also encourage collaboration and social entrepreneurship as a means to create tangible and sustainable solutions for environmental and social issues. Beyond the food system, we also aim to influence renewable energy, the visual arts, ecological building, and health care. Click link to read full press release: Newark residents collaborate to create healthy, sustainable communities 

The People’s Garden

VOLUNTEERS WELCOMED
Join us Saturday, September 30, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The People’s Garden
86 Garside Street, Newark, NJ
Central Ward Celebration of Community Green Spaces
 

SAS Ambassador Program

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Science and Sustainability (SAS) Ambassador Program
“The engine of life is linkage. Everything is linked. Nothing is self-sufficient. Water and air are inseparable, united in life, and for our life on earth. Sharing is everything.” HOME directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, narrated by Glenn Close

This 8-week program will run from July 6, 2017 until August 31, 2017, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (with Fridays being a half-day), and consist of field trips, garden activities, community service, and so much more. The purpose is to provide an interdisciplinary approach towards learning. Through this process, we believe individuals will become more informed about their environment, and therefore, more likely to have a holistic understanding of themselves and the world they inhabit.
Under the supervision of Tobias A. Fox, Founder and Managing Director of Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc., six underserved, well and abled residents throughout the Newark region as young as 14 years old will become more exposed to cultural or worldly experiences.

SAS Ambassador Program
Participants will meet Mr. Fox at the Garden of Hope, 8:00 a.m., Monday through Friday. They will get to take in the beauty gardens offer before starting their day. Each day will be a pre-planned schedule of activities that includes acts of community service, field trips, workshops, and a series of outdoor/indoor hands-on experiences. Lunch will be provided. With the exception of Friday, the day will end at 3:00 p.m. with each participant being picked up from the Garden of Hope. Fridays will end at 12:30 p.m.

Those who actively participate in Newark SAS programs/events and emerge as leaders will be acknowledged as SAS Ambassadors to help promote healthy eating, active living, urban farming, and renewable energy practices in their homes, faith organizations, schools, and other networks to which they may belong. The participant will be awarded a certificate and acknowledged as an SAS Ambassador, and receive ongoing support and training from Newark SAS. This support also includes a letter of recommendation to education institutions and employment opportunities.

How to apply
To apply and receive a full scholarship, participants must be an Essex County resident of Newark, Irvington, East Orange, Elizabeth, Kearny or Harrison, be well and abled to perform outdoor physical activities, and write a one page essay on why they should be selected to participate in this program.

For more information contact tobiasfox1@gmail.com or 862.244.3519.

 

Sustainable Living Conference

SustainableLivingConference20175th Annual Sustainable Living Empowerment Conference
“Communities Connecting through Sustainability”

The purpose of this conference is to inspire and empower attendees, so they become active participants toward the goal of building healthy, sustainable communities. The speakers will use their own experiences and values to convey how they have been driven by their passions to various achievements. From urban farming to spiritual wellness to solar technology and climate change, the speakers will share information and experiences that assist with the creation of sustainable communities.

Here’s how you can help!

  • Join our panel.
  • Facilitate a roundtable discussion.
  • Become a sponsor or volunteer.
To express our appreciation, we would like to feature your brand through our direct media outlets, making it convenient to share with our followers the support you have given in helping to aid in self-sustainability and community empowerment. Your organization’s name or logo would be displayed on the following:
  • Website page and blog at sasglocal.com.
  • Newark SAS digital newsletter.
  • Acknowledgement on Newark SAS’s social media channels and press release.

We greatly appreciate your support.
 
Onward and upward…..
 
Tobias A. Fox
Founder-Managing Director
Cell: 646.399.0337
www.sasglocal.com