It 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
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 862.244.3519.
This workshop explores ways of how we can become financially independent, free from a slave wage cycle and create a more secured future.
5th 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.
- Website page and blog at sasglocal.com.
- Newark SAS digital newsletter.
- Acknowledgement on Newark SAS’s social media channels and press release.
A special thanks to our community partners for their support:
- Harvest Table (Newark, NJ)
- AeroFarms (Newark, NJ)
- Whole Foods Market (Newark, NJ)
*Harvest Table Fresh Food Eatery (Newark, NJ)
*Nubian Flavor Restaurant (Newark, NJ)
*Rutgers VETS Program
*Annemarie Prince & Christine John Baptiste
*Karl With A K
*Li’za Donnell Woodard (DJ Sassi)
*I’Asia L. Deyo
*NJIT Honors Program (volunteers)
And all those who supported this event.
Looking forward to collaborating with you all in 2017. Onward and upward….
“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.
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.