Think Global,
Act Local.
That’s Glocal!

Who We Are

Founded in 2013, Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc. (Newark SAS) is a community-driven, 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Newark, NJ that creates generational sustainability through the implementation of educational programs, agricultural training, and community green development initiatives to ensure eco-conscious communities and healthy food access locally and globally.

To schedule a guided Community Green Development tour and sustainability discussion with Founder and Managing Director Tobias A. Fox send an email to

We strive to empower communities through our advocacy of healthy food access and localized energy production, with programs centered on the cultivation of sustainable agriculture and the use of clean energy. We host an array of outdoor/indoor learning experiences that allow participants to put theory into practice as well as connect more with nature. It this through our five pillars that we are able to provide an interdisciplinary approach to learning.

Our 2023 Impact
Despite our limited resources

Families and College Students Served per Week
Pounds of Produce Distributed
Community Events Participants
Pounds of Protien Distributed
Community Events & Workshops
College Interns/Professional Trainees/Youth Ambassadors
Virtual Town Halls and Community Meetings/Presentations
Community Green Development Proposals Submitted for Redevelopment
Urban Agriculture Policy Advocated
Schools & Universities Represented
Countries where we Expanded our Global Outreach

Current Initiatives

June 26 – November 6

Individuals make an advance payment of $395 to receive weekly locally grown produce packages, feeding 2 to 4 people for 20 weeks (June – October). You can also sponsor a family to ensures that fresh, healthy food reaches the tables of those that have no reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.

July 11 – August 12 (5 weeks)

Youth are empowered by becoming exposed to and participating in hands-on learning activities and acts of community service, field trips, workshops, and a series of outdoor experiences.

Videos from our 10th Annual Sustainable Living Empowerment Conference are now available. Click HERE The purpose of the conference is to inspire and empower attendees, so they become active participants toward the goal of building healthy, sustainable communities.

September 11 – 17

This week long, historical garden tour and present-day harvest provides an opportunity for residents and visitors to become informed about the various agricultural spaces that exist throughout the City of Newark.


September 24

This event allows residents to come together and partake of a community meal to bring about a true sense of community through the natural unifier of food.

(ongoing) NJ residents, Newark Science & Sustainability has partnered with Solar Landscape in support of Community Solar without having to leave PSEG! Use promo code SLNSAS and save on your energy expenses, reduce carbon emissions, and support a community-based nonprofit organization. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

Groundbreaking July 2022

This project aims to provide residents with more access to fresh, locally grown produce with features such as a hydroponic greenhouse, commercial kitchen, farm stand, and so much more.

In the News:

Positive Feedback from the Community

Brilliant idea- and excellent implementation strategies. Keep up this much needed greening of Newark!
- Angela Carter Brown
This gentleman is working for a noble cause. I support his cause.
- Loren Robinson
Great things are happening with Newark SAS! There’s always something to learn and plants to nurture.
- Copperwudi Nelson


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