Think Global, Act Local...That's Glocal ~Tobias Fox

Mission Statement

Founded in 2013, 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, ecological, and wellness issues through educational programs and hands-on activities, such as community gardens and urban farms.

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Our 2021 impact Despite our setbacks due to COVID-19

Families Served per Week
Pounds of Produce Distributed
Community Events and Workshops
College Interns
Virtual Town Halls and Community Meetings/Presentations
Urban Agriculture Policy Advocated
Countries where we Expanded our Global Outreach
Community Green Development Proposals Submitted for Redevelopment

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.


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.