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

Highlights from Newark SAS 2016 Celebration

Click the link to view highlights of our End of the Year Celebration & Bday Bash:
Click the link to view photos of our End of the Year Celebration & Bday Bash:
Collaboration will be our ticket into the future. Special thanks to the following:
*Harvest Table Fresh Food Eatery (Newark, NJ)
*Nubian Flavor Restaurant (Newark, NJ)
*AeroFarms
*Rutgers VETS Program
*Annemarie Prince & Christine John Baptiste
*Ashley Woods
*Eddie Godfrey
*Karl With A K
*Li’za Donnell Woodard (DJ Sassi)
*I’Asia L. Deyo
*Halashon Sianipar
*NJIT Honors Program (volunteers)
*Patryce Lee
And all those who supported this event.
Newark SAS Events
Visit us at www.sasglocal.com
Looking forward to collaborating with you all in 2017. Onward and upward…. 

Newark SAS Celebrates

“End of the Year Celebration & Birthday Bash”

On Saturday, December 17, 2016, Tobias A. Fox, Founder of Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc. (Newark SAS), in collaboration with the Harvest Table eatery located at 550 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102, will be rolling out the green carpet to celebrate the success of Newark SAS as well as Fox’s birthday, and raise money for projects planned in 2017.

“We have a lot of events planned for 2017 and in order to bring in the New Year with a leading start we need the support of the community. And to top it off, people will help me celebrate my bday, Sagittarius style,” states Fox.

Newark SAS Events

For a minimum donation of $25, you will enjoy a full course meal, dessert, cocktails and entertainment.

“We’re only asking for a minimum of $25, but people are welcomed to give more if they can. And if you’re unable to attend we’d greatly appreciate your $25 donation toward our cause.”

Purchase tickets or make a donation by clicking on this link: [Let’s Celebrate!]

Since 2012, Newark SAS has conducted free workshops on renewable energy, along with organized community events on wellness and nutrition education, urban agriculture, ecological building and eco-art.

“They’re a great grassroots organization and we at the Harvest Table want to support in any way we can,” states Carissa Borraggine, restaurant owner. Borraggine operates two restaurants in Newark’s business district. This event will take place at the 550 Broad Street location from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

“Words can’t express how thankful I and the Newark SAS team are for your unyielding support. You make it possible for local residents to have access to fresh, locally grown produce. You make it possible for youth to participate in our programs such as our Eco Art Summer Camp or enjoy our Pedal Bike Powered Smoothie Bar. It is because of you that I refuse to give up hope or lose the will to continue being of service.”

Newark SAS 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.

#supportthemovement  #TeamSAS  #SustainNewark  #newarksascelebrates

Tobias A. Fox, Founder-Managing Director
Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc.
www.sasglocal.com
Email: glocal@sasglocal.com
Cell: 646.399.0337

Preserving the Harvest

Newark SAS with the support of the Clinton Memorial AME ZION Church Presents

Preserving the Harvest: Fermentation and Canning Workshop  
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Come learn how to preserve your vegetables and fruit through fermentation and canning!

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

November 12, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Clinton Memorial AME ZION Church
151 Broadway
Newark, NJ 07104

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Azizi Berkland will discuss the probiotic benefits of traditional fermented foods.
If you have digestive problems, it will be almost impossible to permanently eliminate them unless you improve the balance between the beneficial and disease-causing bacteria that exist naturally in your gut. One of the most effective ways to do this is by eating traditional fermented foods rich in lactic acid–producing bacteria. These bacteria are what naturally make milk products go sour and vegetables ferment.
Lactic acid–producing bacteria are common in probiotic supplements—which is why traditional fermented foods are also known as probiotic foods.
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Amaryllis Olivo from the Garden of Worker Bees will present a canning workshop. Canning produces flavorful, high-quality food that saves money, builds self-reliance and creates lifelong memories, often while carrying on cultural and family food traditions.

 

For more information contact Tobias A. Fox (tobiasfox1@gmail.com / 646.399.0337) or Abe Gruswitz (Abe.Gruswitz@gmail.com / 908.619.8956).

Building Centers of Sustainability

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Building Partnerships: Education & Community as a Path to Urban Sustainability

Presented by the Newark Environmental Sustainability Institute (NESI) at Rutgers University-Newark and the PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies at Montclair State University

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION HELD ON
October 20, 2016
Rutgers University-Newark

How are centers and institutes formed?
Tobias Fox: Until 2011, my professional experience consisted of technical and creative writing, filmmaking and book publishing. It was around that time I became exposed to the Occupy Wall Street Movement. As I got involved in social and environmental justice, I developed relationships with local green enthusiasts. We came together to brainstorm ideas and solutions to help better life in our communities. After being inspired by Occupy, I was compelled to form an organization that allows me to organize with other serious likeminded people.

We later established guiding principles that would become the foundation or spirit of Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc. or Newark SAS. I’ll share a few of them:

  • Be of service to the planet and human race;
  • Ensure that every individual is given an unlimited opportunity to discover and nurture their own purpose;
  • Encourage collaboration and social entrepreneurship as a means to create tangible and sustainable solutions for social and environmental issues;
  • Always be concerned with the health and integrity of our families, communities and environment.

How do centers and institutes establish their mission and goals?

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Tobias Fox: I believe that in order to improve social conduct, we have to better understand how our environment shapes behavior. Our programs at Newark SAS aims to awaken the social immune system and bring alarm to societal barriers, showing how we are directly affected by our environment and our capacity to influence change.

Through the use of indoor and outdoor participatory learning experiences, we provide guidance on putting theory into practice while connecting with nature. Beyond training residents in marketable skills that will meet current and future industry demands, we encourage them to strengthen their entrepreneurial abilities and promote self-sufficiency.

What makes centers and institutes successful?
Tobias Fox: What makes Newark SAS successful is really measured by how relevant and well received we are to those we are trying to connect with. By transforming a social movement into a viable center for sustainability we’ve been able to achieve significant outcomes, in spite of limited capacity and resources. We maximize our efforts by working in collaborative partnerships.

 How do centers and institutes find funding?
Tobias Fox: As for funding, we currently do not have a paid staff, fulltime or part-time. We are all volunteering as in-kind contributions. But I quickly learned that you cannot grow and sustain an organization or any institution on the backs of volunteers. In order to address our financial challenges, we are actively seeking donations, pursuing grant opportunities, strengthening organizational partnerships, creating social entrepreneurship endeavors, exploring fundraising options and continuously encouraging volunteer support. In the next 2 to 3 years we plan to acquire real estate to house our organization, hire a full-time staff, and the necessary resources to support our programs. This can only happen through a collaborative effort of other stakeholders invested in community development and empowerment.  

What is urban sustainability? What would you like to see in a center of urban sustainability?
Tobias Fox: We have to first analyze the term urban sustainability and decide what that actually means. Then determine what social systems are needed for a human society to exist. From there decide if those needs are being met and if people are not living to the highest standard of life.

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Social Systems Needed for a Human Society to Exist
*High Quality Healthcare
*Relevant Education
*Clean Air & Water
*Organic Nutritious Food (indoor/outdoor for year-round production)
*Shelter/Housing
*Clothing
*Transportation (mobility)
*Communication
*Recreation
*Economics/Employment (a living wage)
*Safety/Security

How can stakeholders benefit from sustainability centers/institutes?
Tobias Fox: They participate in a social or common good that benefits a larger portion of our society; and in doing so, create tangible solutions to real world problems.

How is your organization connected to the topic of urban sustainability?
Tobias Fox: Newark has a population of approximately 277,000 burdened with an array of socioeconomic and environmental challenges, with 70% of it being impervious surface that contributes to storm runoff. As a major transit hub and port city residents are battling severe respiratory issues. Studies reveal that less than 1/5 of Newark children meet recommendations for vegetable intake. Also, due to poverty many residents can’t afford basic necessities and subjected to certain neighborhoods plagued with violence.  

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Newark SAS host a variety of educational, hands-on programs around community gardening, ecological building, eco-art, wellness & nutrition education, and the use of clean renewable energy. We strive to empower communities through our advocacy of localized energy production, with programs centered on the cultivation of organic produce, as well as battery pack, pedal bike, solar and wind technology. We plan to grow a generation of ecopreneurs and in doing so stimulate the growth of a local green economy.

What topic areas need the most immediate attention with regards to sustainability? (e.g. clean water, storm water overflow, atmospheric pollution, climate change, diversity and inclusion, small business economic stability, environmental education, best practices in sustainability, etc.)
Tobias Fox: The way we approach our problems is a reflection of our education, which greatly contribute to our failure at solving problems. We must take an interdisciplinary approach toward creating tangible solutions. Can you imagine your internal organs fighting each other, the heart demanding more nutrients because it felt it was more important than the liver? But if I had to make a choice I would definitely start with education, because we are a reflection of the education we received from conception to birth and throughout our physical existence. We need to seriously transform the paradigm of our current education systems. 

How could your organization benefit with some input from a sustainability center/institute?
Tobias Fox: Immensely! From research, student volunteers, internships/apprenticeships, providing expert advice, physical space for meetings, workshops, etc. The list can go on and on. We can no longer see our institutions as an extension of the community, but connected to the community’s eco-system. We must expand the learning experience beyond the borders of our college/university campuses.   

What are some strategies to building long-lasting successful partnerships?
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Tobias Fox: Being transparent and allowing all collaborating parties to participate in the decision-making process. 

Do you have any relationships with academic institutions?
For the past four years, we’ve been organizing an annual Sustainable Living Empowerment Conference in partnership with a number of organizations including Essex County College, Saint Peter’s University, and the local business community. The conference attracts nearly 300 attendees.

This intimate, community-driven conference is meant to move people in a way to want to be the change that they would like to see in the world. It is also an opportunity for organizers and grassroots organizations to come together under one roof, share ideas, and move their respective mission(s) forward. Attendees become inspired and empowered by our panelist and roundtable discussions in a way where they become active participants toward the goal of building healthy, sustainable communities.

Where do you see the community and university intersecting?

webbanner2 copyTobias Fox: As previously stated, our universities are setup as extensions of the community. What if a city was designed in the model of a university? Every inch of the city would become a learning experience. Most decision-making could be based on the scientific method, research with measured results instead of opinions. There should be ongoing collaboration between the various institution departments, community organizations and community leaders. These partnerships should extend well beyond a semester.

I would have college students work on projects that could later become their thesis or life’s work. What I mean by this, students would be given an assignment such as transforming a vacant lot into an urban farm that feeds up to 50 families. They would have to collaborate with various campus departments and tap into available resources within the community.

I would have an assignment where we would revisit Hurricane Sandy and have to restore electricity for a neighborhood using renewable energy. They too would have to collaborate with various campus departments and tap into available resources within the community.

Our education must be relevant, and students must be given real world problems so they become problem solvers and true collaborators. Training people to become cashiers contributes nothing to society. I can go on and on about this but I’ll leave it here for now.

Tobias A. Fox, Founder-Managing Director
www.sasglocal.com

Wellness and Whole Foods

Join us for the first of Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc.’s monthly Lecture Series. Following the success of the city-wide garden tour, we will keep gathering in Newark’s community gardens and urban farms throughout the year, leading up to next year’s garden tour!

Speakers 
Kerri Lakakis, Registered Dietitian
Carla Green, Urban Farmer

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Charlene Messer, CEO of Elegant Bouqet Kitchen, Inc.

Kerri Likakis, Registered Dietitian of the Beth Israel Green House, will be speaking to us about nutrition and the importance of fresh, local whole foods. Following the talk, Charlene Messer will be cooking up something delicious, as she teaches us how to cook with whole foods.

Keven Porter of Rabbit Hole Farm will set up some chairs and offer massage and healing during the event.

Be sure to visit us at www.sasglocal.com

For more information contact organizers Tobias A. Fox (tobiasfox1@gmail.com /646.399.0337) or Abe Gruswitz (Abe.Gruswitz@gmail.com / 908.619.8956).

Newark’s Harvest

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“Newark’s Harvest, a citywide garden tour”

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD GARDEN TOUR CALENDAR

Tobias A. Fox, Founder of Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc. (Newark SAS), in collaboration with over a dozen gardens and urban farms across Newark, New Jersey, will present Newark’s Harvest as part of the City’s 350-year celebration during the week of August 15-20, 2016. This week long, historical garden tour and present day harvest will provide an opportunity for residents and visitors to become informed about the various agricultural spaces that exist.

This event will serve as a means to encourage healthy eating, healthy living practices, and environmental education. Through a series of workshops, presentations, and by reaping the benefits from the harvests of each of the participating spaces, residents will walk away with healthy, locally grown produce and a broader awareness of environmental stewardship.

This program is supported by a grant from the Community Foundation of New Jersey/Newark Celebration 350 Fund. 
This event is also supported by the following:
*Student Conservation Association (SCA Newark Crew and Members of the SCA’s NJ Sustainability Internship Program sponsored by PSE&G
*Richfield Farms & Garden Center (Clifton, NJ)
 
To learn more contact organizer Tobias A. Fox at tobiasfox1@gmail.com or 646.399.0337  
#NewarksHarvest     #SustainNewark 
Participating Gardens/Urban Farms

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Monday, August 15, 2016 @ 2pm – 5pm
Garden of Hope
7 Fairmount Ave, Newark, NJ
Contact: Tobias A. Fox
Tobiasfox1@gmail.com
Cell: 646.399.0337
EVENT: We will be operating a Pedal Bike Powered Smoothie Bar to engage participants in the use of renewable energy, wellness and nutrition education.

Monday, August 15, 2016 @ 11am – 3pm
Harvest Table Eatery
127 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ
Contact: 973.494.8183
EVENT: The Beth Greenhouse farm stand

Monday August 15, 2016 @ 10am-1pm
SWAG Project Farms
343 Meeker Ave and 438 Peshine Ave, Newark, NJ
Contact: Emilio Panasci
epanasci@gmail.com
Cell: 908.208.7244
EVENT: Plant it forward! Also, creating healthy soil from compost + vermicomposting (workshop starts at 12pm).

Monday, August 15, 2016 @ 11am – 1pm
Rabbit Hole Farm
36-38 Rose Terrace
Newark N.J. 07108
Contact Keven Porter
973.477.9914 or missionskate@hotmail.com
EVENT: Drum Circle

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 @ 9:30am – 1pm
Court Street Farm
138 Court St, Newark, NJ
Contact: Michele Robinson
Office: 973.642.4646, Ext. 30
www.citybloom.org
EVENT: “Teen Intern Farm Tours & Harvest Fun”
Newark high school students will give farm tours and visitors can help harvest local, seasonal produce on an urban farm.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 @ 11am – 3pm
Harvest Table Eatery
127 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ
Contact: 973.494.8183
EVENT: Greater Newark Conservancy’s Youth Farm Stands

Tuesday August 16, 2016 @ 11am-3pm
Harvest Table Eatery
550 Broad Street, Newark, NJ
Contact: 973.494.8183
EVENT: SWAG Project Farms Stand

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 @ 5pm – 6pm
Rabbit Hole Farm
36-38 Rose Terrace
Newark N.J. 07108
Contact Keven Porter
973.477.9914 or missionskate@hotmail.com
EVENT: Drum Circle and Meditation

Wednesday August 17, 2016 @ 10am-1pm
SWAG Project Farms
343 Meeker Ave and 438 Peshine Ave, Newark, NJ
Contact: Emilio Panasci
epanasci@gmail.com
Cell: 908.208.7244
EVENT: Plant it forward! Also, creating healthy soil from compost + vermicomposting (workshop starts at 12pm).

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 @ 10am – 1pm
Hawthorne Ave Farm (Hawthorne Hawks Healthy Harvest Farm)
448 Hawthorne Ave, Newark, NJ
Contact: Michele Robinson
Office: 973.642.4646, Ext. 30
www.citybloom.org
EVENT: “Teen Intern Farm Tours & Harvest Fun”
Newark high school students will give farm tours and visitors can help harvest local, seasonal produce on an urban farm.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 @ 11am – 3pm
Harvest Table Eatery
127 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ
Contact: 973.494.8183
EVENT: Down Bottom Farms farm stand

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 @ 11am – 3pm
Harvest Table Eatery
550 Broad Street, Newark, NJ
Contact: 973.494.8183
EVENT: AeroFarms Farm Stand

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 @ 1pm – 2pm
Rabbit Hole Farm
36-38 Rose Terrace
Newark N.J. 07108
Contact Keven Porter
973.477.9914 or missionskate@hotmail.com
EVENT: Children Meditation

Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 11 am – 4pm
The Beth Greenhouse (Planting Roots in the Community)
(Osborne Terrace and Lehigh Avenue), Newark, NJ
Contact: Molly Fallon
Office: 973.926.7371
EVENT: Tour of greenhouse. Also, participate in a Farm to Table workshop, where people learn how to prepare healthy meals.

Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 11am – 3pm
Harvest Table Eatery
127 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ
Contact: 973.494.8183
EVENT: Common Ground Community Garden

Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 6pm-8pm
The People’s Garden
86 Garside Street
Newark N.J. 07104
Contact: Hajja Latifah
mbieelc@gmail.com
EVENT: GMO OMG: Looking at our food and how it affects our health.

Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 3pm – 5:30 pm
Rabbit Hole Farm
36-38 Rose Terrace
Newark N.J. 07108
Contact Keven Porter
973.477.9914 or missionskate@hotmail.com
EVENT: Open Mic

Friday, August 19, 2016 @ 10am – 2pm
Rutgers VETS Program
555 Dr. MLK Jr. BLVD, Newark, NJ
Contact: Rashad Madyun
Cell: 973.718.0874
rashad.madyun@rutgers.edu
EVENT: Tours of greenhouse (hydroponics & aquaponics) and community garden

Friday, August 19, 2016 @ 11am – 3pm
Harvest Table Eatery
127 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ
Contact: 973.494.8183
EVENT: SWAG Project Farm stand

Friday, August 19, 2016 @ 11am – 3pm
Harvest Table Eatery
550 Broad Street, Newark, NJ
Contact: 973.494.8183
EVENT: The Green Community Garden farm stand

Friday, August 19, 2016 @ 1pm – 3pm
Rabbit Hole Farm
36-38 Rose Terrace
Newark N.J. 07108
Contact Keven Porter
973.477.9914 or missionskate@hotmail.com
EVENT: Bags making with recycled material presented by Jerri Lee

Saturday, August 20, 2016 @ 2pm – 5pm
The Green Community Garden
114 South 8th Street, Newark, NJ
Contact: Carla Green
Cell: 917.201.9434
thegreencommunitygarden@gmail.com
EVENT: Salsa tasting in the garden with Solar Herbal Tea

Saturday, August 20, 2016 @ 9am – 2pm
Down Bottom Farms
(corner of Ferry and St Charles Streets), Newark, NJ
Contact: Alexis Trujillo
atrujillo@ironboundcc.org
Office: 973-344-5949
EVENT: Garden tour, harvest and health event
Shuttle from Penn Station provided by Ironbound Community Corporation

Saturday, August 20, 2016 @ 4pm – 6pm
Stone Crane Community Garden
35 Stone St, Newark, NJ
Contact: Enok
Cell: 973.392.8771
enok73@gmail.com
EVENT: Building of a Sweat Lodge and Sweat Lodge Ceremony followed by an Eco Art Workshop with visual artist Roxana Marroquin.

Saturday, August 20, 2016 @ 10am – 1pm
Garden of Worker Bees-Jardin de Abejas Trabajadores
179-181 Broadway, Newark, NJ
Contact: Amarilys Olivo-Mockabee
Cell: 201.704.6890
gardenofworkerbees@gmail.com
EVENT: Plant Part Salad, where people learn what salads can be made from the garden

Saturday, August 20, 2016 @ 11am – 2pm
The People’s Garden
86 Garside St, Newark, NJ
Contact: Chimaobi Ibeh
Chimaobi.Ibeh@gmail.com
Cell: 814.769.6126
EVENT: Sustainable Living through science. Looking at how science has and will continue to enhance every aspect of our social life.

Saturday, August 20, 2016 @ 10am – 3pm
Rabbit Hole Farm
36-38 Rose Terrace
Newark N.J. 07108
Contact: Keven Porter
973.477.9914 or missionskate@hotmail.com
EVENT: Health Fair/Freegan Market

Saturday, August 20, 2016 @ 11am – 12pm
Branch Brook Park Children’s Garden
Cherry Blossom Welcome Center — Branch Brook Park
Contact: Marissa Blodnik
Blodnik@njaes.rutgers.edu
EVENT: Youth, Master Gardeners, and Rutgers VETS team up to grow the Branch Brook Park Children’s Garden.

Sunday, August 21, 2016 @ 9am – 12pm
Rabbit Hole Farm
36-38 Rose Terrace
Newark N.J. 07108
Contact Keven Porter
973.477.9914 or missionskate@hotmail.com
EVENT: Bringing closure to the week-long citywide garden tour. Inviting all gardeners/farmers for a silent meditation and lunch.

Transforming Neighborhoods by Planting Trees & Gardens

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Contact: Tobias A. Fox
862.244.3519
Tobiasfox1@gmail.com

Transforming Neighborhoods by Planting Trees and Gardens

Newark, NJ (May 2, 2016) – Have you ever wanted to be a part of something great? Well here’s your chance! Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc. (“Newark SAS”), located in Newark, New Jersey, has partnered with the NJ Tree Foundation’s Renaissance Trees Program and Prudential Financial, Inc. on a community greening project scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2016. Other collaborating partners include Planting Seeds of Hope, Bumble Bee Learning Center, and Green Revolution Sustainability Consulting.

The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. inside of the Garden of Hope, located at 7 Fairmount Avenue, Newark, NJ 07104, with the planting of 350 plants, a variety of produce, herbs and edible flowers, to commemorate Newark’s 350th year celebration. In addition, 16 trees, including 2 fruit trees, will be planted in this neighborhood. This event will serve as a means to encourage healthy eating, healthy living practices, and environmental education.

Volunteers and refreshments are welcomed. Celebrating the Renaissance Trees Program’s 10th year in Newark, the NJ Tree Foundation will provide the trees, tools, gloves, and water, while Prudential will be donating 350 plants and organizing employee volunteers.

The Garden of Hope brings together the elements of gardening, the arts, and inspirational quotes in order to invigorate people’s senses during the day-to-day hustle and bustles. The garden serves as a meeting place for the pre-school junior gardeners to learn the power of gardening. It is a place for residents to ponder their thoughts amongst the beauty of the garden. This garden turns strangers into friends and abandonment into sustainability. It is Newark SAS belief that gardens, in and of themselves, are the real life symbols of “HOPE.”

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Taking the approach of social entrepreneurship, Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc. is a community-driven, 501c3 nonprofit organization that strives to assist with the creation of self-sustaining communities by developing pathways for green jobs that contribute to self-sufficiency and community empowerment. Newark SAS also implements various initiatives to increase awareness of environmental issues through educational programs and hands-on training which you can engage in by visiting our website www.sasglocal.com.

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The NJ Tree Foundation is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees in New Jersey’s most underserved neighborhoods, where the need is greatest. Through tree planting, volunteerism, and partnerships, the NJ Tree Foundation assists numerous communities in improving their environment and quality of life. Since its inception in 1998, the NJ Tree Foundation has planted 203,661 trees across the state. Learn more at www.njtreefoundation.org.

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Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader with more than $1 trillion of assets under management as of December 31, 2015, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Prudential’s diverse and talented employees are committed to helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth through a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. In the U.S., Prudential’s iconic Rock symbol has stood for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century. For more information, please visit www.news.prudential.com.

#SustainNewark #GardenofHope #PlantingTreesandGardens

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Floral Nocturnal by Maggie Brown

Floral Nocturnal @ Maggie's Studio

Join visual artist Maggie Brown for her limited visual display titled Floral Nocturnal, an awesome ensemble of photos that can be seen 4 days on May 7/8 & 29/30, 2016 at her studio located at 195 West Kinney Street, #206, Newark, New Jersey 07103.

DSC_0369Maggie Brown is an arts educator and New Jersey artist who exhibit in museums, educational institutions, and art spaces statewide. New Jersey has consistently awarded her work, including honors from the 30th Annual Festival of Art, the Sixth Annual Arts Exhibition of “MASTERPIECES,” Matsushita Electric Corporation of America's First Annual Art Exhibition Black History Month, Elizabeth Library, and Essex County's Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs. Her sculpture assemblages and masks incorporate cardboard, wood, fiber, Styrofoam, recycled/discarded goods, and other materials. As a photographer, she has traveled extensively throughout Africa, Europe, and South America. “Ultimately, my goal in the community is to change the environment by helping to develop and create intellectual and environmental citizenship of our children. The recycled materials that I use literally change the environment and hopefully my art changes people's perception of what constitutes art.”

For more info contact Maggie Brown @ missbrowntoyou@gmail.com or 973.375.7163.