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Newark-based growers collaborate to grow the local food system
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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.
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“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.
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Tobias A. Fox, Founder-Managing Director
Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tobias A. Fox
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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“Branching Communities Together”
4th Annual Sustainable Living Empowerment Conference
Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Saint Peter’s University in the McIntyre Lounge located at 2641 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07306, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. the 4th Annual Sustainable Living Empowerment Conference presents inspiring speakers and thought-provoking roundtable discussions. 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 will be 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. Empowerment is a multidimensional social process that helps people gain control over their own lives. It is a process that fosters power in people for use in their own lives, communities and in society by acting on issues they define as important.
Free and open to the public, this event is being organized by Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc. [Newark SAS] with the support of Vaibrenta Holistics & Creative Community Action, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Forward Ever Sustainable Business Alliance, Saint Peter’s University (Department of Political Science, Social Justice Program, Public Policy Program, Sustainability Committee), and many others.
Taking the approach of social entrepreneurship, Newark SAS is a community-driven, 501c3 nonprofit organization that strive to assist with the creation of self-sustaining communities by developing pathways for green jobs that contribute to self-sufficiency and community empowerment.
Become a Sponsor
Facilitate A Roundtable Discussion on One of the Following Topics or Suggest Your Own
For additional information or to become a sponsor contact organizer Tobias Fox at email@example.com.
We begin 2016 with the launching of our Internship Program.
Those who are interested in creating tangible solutions to real world problems will be more than suitable for our program. Although we only have funding to hire one intern at this time, we anticipate additional resources to be available in the spring and summer.
Sponsor an Intern
Contact us to learn how you can help someone participate in our 12-week Internship Program. This initiative allows us to further our mission of creating pathways for green jobs in an urban environment, as well as provide support and inspire the next generation of ecopreneurs.
Participants gain hands-on experience in the fields of sustainability and healthcare. They also become exposed to our social entrepreneurship program. By combining the social logic of a nonprofit with the commercial logic of a for-profit, they learn how to develop a creative means of solving real world problems.
At the end of the 12 weeks, interns are awarded a certificate and acknowledged as Science and Sustainability Ambassadors, and receive ongoing support and training from Newark SAS. This support also includes a letter of recommendation to education institutions and employment opportunities.
I’d like to take this time to introduce our intern Chimaobi Ibeh, American born to Nigerian parents and oldest of twelve. He definitely has a story to tell. I’ll let you read for yourself.
Hello, my name is Chimaobi and I am very interested and excited about the Community Outreach and Organizer Intern position. Right now I am working as a chemist at Colgate-Palmolive and going to graduate school at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) for Material Science and Engineering. During the spring semester, with the assistance of financial aid and scholarships, I am planning to attend school full-time and spend more time conducting research. This intern position would fit perfectly into my schedule and align well with my current studies. I have always had a passion for science and want to participate in a movement that informs and changes a society for the better by the use of science. I believe my past work/academic experiences and recent experiences with Mr. Fox and as a graduate student at NJIT makes me very qualified for the position.
My interests in science and sustaining a healthy environment have developed from a young age. TV shows like the Magic School Bus and Mr. Rogers on PBS had made me aware of the industrial world around me and the impact it has on the environment. My passion for science led me to Penn State University. Material Science and Engineering became my main interest and eventually my major because many of its cutting edge research was displaying huge positive impacts to the environment and the society that lives within it.
During my academic career at Penn State, I worked as a Research Assistant where I gained experience conducting thermal and electrical analysis on polymers samples for graduate students, and witnessed a collaboration of bright minds. I also participated in the NSF-REU program, where I conducted my research project titled “Dynamics of Single Ion Conductors Using Broadband Dielectric Relaxation Spectroscopy using the Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy”. This allowed me to model the phenomenon called electrode polarization with the experimental setup of ion-conducting polymer. I played a small part of a global effort in finding innovative ways to improving existing battery technology. My senior research project titled “The Structural Characterization of Organic Molecules with Intrinsic Microporosity (OMIMs) using X-ray Diffraction Technique (XRD)” allowed me to apply a wide-angle X-ray scattering method onto twelve different OMIM samples, interpret the scattering data, and conclude on the reasons for their structural formation. These porous material possess industrial and technological interests in the field of hydrogen storage, water filtration, and fuel cell membrane.
My first job right out of college was a Laboratory Technician at Lyondell Basell Industries where I conducted quality control analysis on various polyolefin catalysts and polymer samples. At L’Oreal, I worked as a Quality Engineer inspecting finished goods. I even worked as a Sales Representative at a marketing firm called Infinite Direct. That position pushed me to unfamiliar territory of displaying my confidence and communication skills from business to business, selling office supplies. I really enjoyed the daily battle of improving myself and taking advice from people and reading books about marketing and self-improvement. My favorite position was working as a Research Chemist at Ashwin Ushas Corporation where I participated in a project with the United States Army developing a unique voltammetric electrochemical sensor technology for the sensing of CW agent vapors. My main duty was to fabricate these small, lightweight, flexible, and thin sensors, which consisted of metalized microporous membranes functionalized with conducting polymers and saturated with various ionic liquid electrolytes.
The beginning of 2015 was an interesting and stressful time for me. While I was applying and waiting to hear back from graduate schools, I moved out of my parents’ house and was preparing to find a new job after my short-term contract position at Ashwin Ushas. I had wonderful thoughts of my future, conducting interesting research in the polymer field, but was facing the harsh reality of not finding permanent employment. One day, while unemployed and looking for a new job, I decided to check out a local garden across the street from me. There, I met with Tobias A. Fox for the first time and learned about the local garden and his organization Newark Science and Sustainability (Newark SAS). I decided to join and help out because I had gardening experience and wanted to improve the image of the neighborhood. What really impressed me about Tobias was when I told him about my material science and engineering background, he challenged me to participate in building a rainwater harvesting system and refurbishing the solar panels for useful application. Most of the places I worked at never even acknowledged my engineering degree. I would later participate in the building of the rainwater harvesting system, gardening, and making posters for his electric pedal bike demonstration. It has been a fun, learning experience and look forward to contributing in the ever-growing development of Newark SAS.
I hope you consider me for the intern position. I already have experience working with Mr. Fox and the position aligns with my major and future goals. My overall goal is to be part of the global effort of building sustainable systems using advance materials. Mainstream material science and engineering has for decades benefited the industrial sector and defense-related industries. I want to be a part of a new group of engineers and scientists that addresses the needs of the world of tomorrow—the need for clean energy, transportation, housing, food, recycling, and healthcare. I know working at the ground level with Newark SAS will give me the insight and experience I need to achieve my goals.
Tobias A. Fox