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Here’s the new EJ Green Drinks flyer – what do you think?

Here’s a flyer I made up for EJ Green Drinks in north Jersey. What do you think of it?
Green Drinks flyerAnd by the way, Newark EJ Green Drinks happened last night on 02 May at Aguilas de México. We’ll be back there next month on June 6. Here’s the schedule for the rest of May:

Hackensack EJ Green Drinks
Monday 09 May 2016 7-9pm
Villa de Colombia
12 Mercer Street, Hackensack NJ

Paterson EJ Green Drinks
Wednesday 18 May 2016 7-9pm
Sultan Restaurant
429 Crooks Avenue, Paterson NJ

Remember to check out the 2016 NJ Urban Mayor’s Conference on Urban Ag, happening this week on Thursday, May 5 in Trenton.

Jan 2016 EJ Green Drinks & other sustainability activities

chipotle_day_of_action tomato
Foto courtesy Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)

ej green drinks with words, smallECJ/EJ Green Drinks meets monthly in 3 north Jersey environmental justice cities

 

Green Drinks Newark (Meets 1st Mondays)
Mon 04 Jan 2016 | 7-9p
Burger Walla
47 Halsey Street, Newark NJ
Street parking

Green Drinks Hackensack (Meets 2nd Mondays)
Mon 11 Jan 2016 | 7-9p
Villa de Colombia
12 Mercer Street, Hackensack NJ
Parking in restaurant lot or private lot corner of Mercer & State

State of Environment & State of the Union Watch Party in Paterson
Co-hosted by OFA, Green Drinks and Tierra Madres

Tues 12 Jan 2016 @ 8p
Sultan Restaurant
429 Crooks Avenue (on the Paterson border), Clifton NJ
Buy your own food & drinks
RSVP at https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/gsf7dy

State of Environment & State of the Union Watch Party in South Orange
Co-hosted by OFA, Green Drinks and Tierra Madres

Tues 12 Jan 2016 @ 7 PM
Above Restaurant and Bar
1 South Orange Avenue
3rd Floor (elevator access is available)
South Orange, NJ
Cash Bar and Lite Refreshments
RSVP at https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/stateoftheunionwatchparty/gsf7dc

Dr Martin Luther King Jr. March For Racial Equality, Economic Justice And Peace
Fri 15 Jan 2016 | 12-3PM
Lincoln Statue: West Market Street & Springfield Avenue
Newark, NJ
The People’s Organization For Progress invites you to make Dr. King’s birthday an international day of protest – join this march, or hold your own. For more info call 973-801-0001 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1485451345110972/.

Green Drinks Clifton-Paterson (day of the month varies)
Thurs 21 Jan 2016 | 7-9p
Sultan Restaurant
429 Crooks Avenue on the Paterson border, Clifton NJ
Small lot 1/2 block south or safe street parking

Green Drinks Discussion Agenda for January 2016

  • If your business or non-profit relies on the internet, help to Save the Internet. You don’t want laws that allow traffic to your website to be shut down because bigger companies can pay more for access and lock your traffic out. Fight CISA and other unreasonable privacy intrusions at Fight for the Future.
  • Our family, led by Horticulturist and social justice leader Ivan Wei setting up an urban farm and community garden in Paterson. Wanna help?
  • Municipal Water System privatization looms on New Jersey’s horizon. We need to nip this in the bud!
  • Great Adventure’s holding company is trying to get permission to kill 90 acres of trees to put up a solar farm where they now stand, instead of putting the panels over its vast 100 acre parking lot structure – where they would offer much better environmental protection. We need to keep challenging the wisdom of destroying so many carbon-sequestering and moisture-storing trees.
  • A company is trying to locate a garbage burning incinerator in Paterson. Let’s talk about this.
  • The New Meadowlands Project is beginning and community input is being sought on designs to protect the area against flooding during big weather events. The project is funded by the EPA and administered by NJ DEP. If you’re an interested local resident or a person with special knowledge about flooding protections, shoot me an email.

ORGANIZERS
Kimi Wei, Ivan Gomez Wei, Ariel Lopez Wei, Joseph Dunsay, Sally Gellert and Cinda Wallace

To join the EJGD mailing list, please send an email

ECJ Green Drinks Paterson Area on Thurs Oct 29 & more sustainability events

GD Meets Bernie Sanders
ABOUT GREEN DRINKS
Green Drinks are gatherings where community members informally discuss Environmental Justice, climate change and sustainable living issues in English, Spanish and sometimes other languages. Green Drinks is about Environmental Justice and Sustainability – not about green colored drinks, or drinking. Green Drinks is just our name!

Green Drinks gathers people together in friendly north Jersey spaces to chat over good food and coffee or mint tea about the green and sustainable issues relevant to our lives, health, communities and businesses. Plenty of expert knowledge is shared and we have a good time, too.

ej green drinks with words, smallECJ Green Drinks Paterson Area Oct 2015
Thurs 29 Oct 2015 | 7-9p
Sultan Restaurant
429 Crooks Avenue, Clifton NJ

Everyone is welcome 🙂 and there’s never a meeting charge … so please support our host venue by eating or drinking something while we chat (each person pays for what s/he orders).

We also meet monthly in Newark and Hackensack. Mayor información More information at ejgreendrinks.org or call Kimi at 201-477-8711

Other green/sustainable activities & events:

Food & Water Watch Climate and Energy Forum
Sat 31 Oct 2015 | 9a-3p
Trustees Pavilion at Ramapo College
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430
RSVP: Tickets $13 or Scholarship (click the scholarship option).

Buses available from Cherry Hill and East Brunswick. Scholarships are also available, so reserve your seat now.

FWW Forum FlyerJoin Food & Water Watch and the Center for Sustainability at Ramapo College for a one-day Climate and Energy Forum to bridge the gap between local energy infrastructure fights and the larger movement to end fossil fuel dependence. It will be a full day of workshops, speakers, panels, trainings and skill sharing to:

  • Build skills to engage in all levels of grassroots organizing and critical climate and energy policy making
  • Connect with people around the state to share best practices and enhance skills and knowledge
  • Dig deeper into the inadequacies of our current policy options to combat climate change, and explore common-sense and just policy solutions to our current crisis.

More info…

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ECJ Green Drinks Paterson Area & Brunch for Bees Event

Bernie Sanders meets Green DrinksAugust Environment & Climate Justice Green Drinks Paterson Area
27 August 2015 at 12 noon
Sultan Restaurant
429 Crooks Ave, Paterson, New Jersey 07011

Everyone is welcome 🙂 and there’s never a meeting charge.
Mayor información – More information:
ejgreendrinks.org | 201-477-8711

ABOUT GREEN DRINKS
Green Drinks are gatherings where we discuss Environmental Justice, climate change and sustainable living issues in English and Spanish!

A lot of knowledge is shared around the table each month along with tasty food and good conversation. Come spend a couple interesting hours with the friendliest bunch of EJ nuts you’ll ever meet.

Please support our host venue by eating or drinking something while we chat.

Bee flyingAUGUST DISCUSSION AGENDA

  1. Brunch for the Bees – what are we eating and drinking that bees pollinate? What foods and drink don’t need pollinators?
  2. Delta incinerator company is trying to locate facility in Paterson. It needs to be stopped.
  3. The Wei Family is setting up a community garden. How can you help?
  4. Buying a home or property in Paterson as a community collective initiative to Occupy the City
  5. Pres. Obama’s Clean Power Plan

ORGANIZERS
Kimi Wei, Ivan Gomez Wei, Ariel Lopez Wei, Joseph Dunsay and Sally Gellert

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SEPT 2015 NJECJ GREEN DRINKS SCHEDULE
Newark cancelled this month due to Labor Day
Hackensack WED 16 SEPT 7-9 PM
Paterson date TBA
(more at http://ejgreendrinks.org/)

ECJ Green Drinks Paterson Area & Brunch for Bees Event – August 2015

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ej green drinks with words, smallABOUT GREEN DRINKS
Green Drinks are gatherings where we discuss Environmental Justice, climate change and sustainable living issues in English and Spanish! A lot of knowledge is shared around the table each month along with tasty food and good conversation. Come spend a couple interesting hours with the friendliest bunch of EJ nuts you’ll ever meet. All are welcome.

Please support our host venue by eating or drinking something while we chat.

AUGUST DISCUSSION AGENDA

  1. Brunch for the Bees – what are we eating and drinking that bees pollinate? And what foods and drink don’t need them?
  2. A company is trying to locate a waste and sewage sludge in Paterson. It needs to be stopped.
  3. The Wei Family is starting up a community garden in Paterson. How can you help?
  4. A collective is forming to buy a Paterson home or property as a community based initiative to Occupy the City.
  5. Pres. Obama’s Clean Power Plan

TO JOIN GREEN EVENTS MAILING LIST visit http://j.mp/joingd

SEPT 2015 NJECJ GREEN DRINKS SCHEDULE
(More info at http://ejgreendrinks.org)
Newark cancelled due to Labor Day 7-9 PM
Hackensack this month on WED 16 SEPT 7-9 PM
Paterson DATE TBA (Check this page)

ORGANIZERS
Kimi Wei, Ivan Gomez Wei, Ari Lopez Wei, Joseph Dunsay and Sally Gellert

Green Drinks NJ Environment & Climate Justice Discussions
Mayor información en español e inglés en http://ejgreendrinks.org
Questions | Preguntas – Kimi 862-203-8814

March Green Drinks & Sustainability Events in 3 North Jersey EJ Cities

GreenDrink logo with wordsGreen Drinks is about Environmental Justice and Sustainability, not green colored drinks – Green Drinks is just our name! We usually meet monthly in three north Jersey Environmental Justice (EJ) cities. Our informal gatherings are held in friendly spaces so people can come together over food and chat about the green and sustainable issues relevant to our lives and communities.

But, this is Mix It Up March! Instead of holding to our usual Green Drinks schedule this month, we’re going visiting … Take a look at our schedule below.

Green Drinks/Issues in 3 EJ cities every month

Green Drinks Newark 1st Mondays | 7-9pm
Mon 03 Mar 2014 7-9pm
This month, Green Drinks be at the Newark Mayoral Candidates Forum for the “Good Jobs, Healthy Neighborhoods, & Clean Environment” debate, which is being co-sponsored by Clean Water Action, the Coalition for Healthy Ports and other organizations. This is an important topic, as Newark residents suffer the brutal environmental impact of ports that produce billions in revenue but don’t share locally. Free and open to the public.
Newark Mayor Healthy City/Green Jobs Forum

Green Drinks Hackensack 2nd Mondays | 7-9pm
Mon 10 Mar 2014 7-9pm
This month, Green Drinks will be at Ramapo College for a panel discussion on the impact of local farms, the creation of a sustainable food system and to discuss and celebrate the creation of the Bergen County Education Farm at Saddle River County Park in Fairlawn, New Jersey. Free and open to the public, but your RSVP is requested.

Green Drinks Clifton-Paterson (this location has no fixed date or spot for now)
TBA (Check back here for this month’s date) | 7-9pm
Sultan Restaurant
429 Crooks Avenue, Clifton NJ (on the Paterson border)
Safe street parking

Discussion themes this month

  1. If your business or non-profit relies on the internet, you will definitely want to help Save the Internet before your internet service provider shuts down access to your website.
  2. How does Big Money in general elections impact the environment? We’ve partnered with Represent.Us in a campaign to get Big Money out of politics and end corporate domination of general elections!
  3. Time to start your seeds for this year’s crops. Where and what are you going to grow?
  4. How can we make environmental justice communities healthier through green jobs and pollution controls?
  5. Preventing school closures in Newark and other NJ EJ communities.

Other green/sustainable activities & events

People’s Organization for Progress (POP) meets weekly in Newark
The People’s Organization for Progress meets every Thursday | 6:30pm
Abyssinian Baptist Church
224 West Kinney Street, Newark NJ

Sign to stop elephant slaughter
More than 30,000 elephants were slaughtered last year for their tusks, which are used to make ivory trinkets and carvings, which are sold in black markets around the world, including in the US. But it’s important to stop this illegal trade. There may be only 250,000 elephants left in the wild. Sign to show you care!

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Feb brings Green Drinks/Issues & sustainable events to 3 EJ cities

GreenDrink logo with wordsGreen Drinks is about Environmental Justice and Sustainability, not green colored drinks. Green Drinks is just our name! We meet monthly in three north Jersey Environmental Justice (EJ) cities. Our informal gatherings are held in friendly spaces to bring people together to chat over food and provide information about the green and sustainable issues relevant to our lives and communities.

Green Drinks meetings are open: everyone is welcome and there is no admission fee. Discussions are shaped by the attendees who sit around a table chatting together, but each month we propose certain topics to get the conversations/training going. Admission is free. You just pay for the food and drinks you consume at the locations where we meet. We always scout out friendly places with good food at moderate prices. Learn more at greendrinks3.org.

This month we’re returning to Agave but on 03 March 2014 Al-Tariq Best has invited us to meet at FP Youth Outcry’s HUBB Center on Prince Street in Newark.

Discussion themes this month

  1. Winter is the time to plan your garden and start seeds
  2. Big Money in general elections impacts the environment? We’ve partnered with Represent.Us to get rid of it!
  3. How Green can you or your business get?
  4. Preventing school closures in Newark and other NJ EJ communities

Green Drinks/Issues in 3 EJ cities every month

Green Drinks Newark 1st Mondays | 7-9pm
Mon 03 Feb 2014
Agave Mexican Restaurant
118 Pacific St, Newark, NJ | 973-732-4168
Street parking

His dad was 1st signer on Brown v Education. He'll talk about his family's experience. Great speaker! Hope you can make that. 10:54 PM +13132694551: Unbelievable. That will be a great evening 10:58 PM
Green Drinks Hackensack July 2013

Green Drinks Hackensack 2nd Mondays | 7-9pm
Mon 10 Feb 2014
Villa de Colombia
12 Mercer Street, Hackensack, NJ
Parking if restaurant lot is full:
Weekdays after 7 across street in jewelry business parking lot
Weekends in Salvation Army lot on the corner of Mercer & State Streets

Green Drinks Clifton-Paterson (this location has no fixed date or spot for now)
TBA (Check back here for update) | 7-9pm
Sultan Restaurant
429 Crooks Avenue, Clifton NJ (on the Paterson border)
Safe street parking

Other green/sustainable activities & events

Communicating Effectively with Neighbors & Friends on Climate Change
Thurs 20 Feb 2013 | 6:30-9:30pm
FDU Metro Campus – Dickinson Hall, Wilson Auditorium
140 University Plaza Drive, Hackensack NJ 
Email to RSVP to this FREE event
A free lecture & interactive discussion with Geoffrey Feinberg, Yale University Project on
Climate Communication and the staff at Climate Nexus

RISING WATERS: RAISING CONSCIOUSNESS:
A Maldives Activist on the urgency of mobilizing global
climate action

Thurs 30 Jan 2013 | 6pm
Friends Hall at Ramapo College of NJ
505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah NJ 07430
Email to get a campus parking pass for this FREE event
We got a taste during Sandy, but what if our whole nation was in danger of being swallowed by the sea? Please Join the Ramapo College Masters in Sustainability Studies and Thilmeeza Hussain, Voice of Women and Climate Wise Women and a Maldives Activist on the urgency of mobilizing global climate action. Rising waters flyer

Nate Briggs of Brown v. Education fame comes to Bergen Community College
Nathaniel BriggsThu 20 Feb 2014 | 12:30-2 pm
BCC NAACP is bringing Nathaniel Brings to speak at the college for Black History Month. Mr. Briggs’ father was the first signer on the lawsuit that became Brown v Education. He will talk about his family’s experiences, and he’s a fascinating speaker.

People’s Organization for Progress (POP) meets weekly in Newark
The People’s Organization for Progress meets every Thursday | 6:30pm
Abyssinian Baptist Church
224 West Kinney Street, Newark NJ
Special Programs:
THURS 30 Jan Filmmaker Danny Schechter speaks. He wrote the book “Mandiba A-Z” and worked on many documentaries on Mandela and the film (at Abyssinian Baptist)
MON 02 Feb Dr. Cornel West at
Bethany Baptist Church
275 West Market Street, Newark NJ

Sign to stop elephant slaughter
More than 30,000 elephants were slaughtered last year for their tusks, which are used to make ivory trinkets and carvings, which are sold in black markets around the world, including in the US. But it’s important to stop this illegal trade. There may be only 250,000 elephants left in the wild. Sign to show you care!

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Green Drinks in 3 Environmental Justice cities in January. And sustainable activities.

GreenDrink logo with wordsGreen Drinks is about Environmental Justice and Sustainability, not green colored drinks. Green Drinks is just our name! We meet monthly in three north Jersey cities. Our gatherings are informal and held in friendly spaces to bring people together to chat over food about green and sustainable issues relevant to our lives and communities.

Green Drinks meetings are open. Everyone is welcome and there is no admission fee. Discussions are ultimately shaped by the attendees who are sitting around a table chatting together, but each month we propose certain topics to get the conversations going. Admission is free – you just pay for the food and drinks you order at the locations where we meet. We scout out friendly places with good food at moderate prices. More info at greendrinks3.org.

Discussion themes this month

  1. Is there room for a community garden in Hackensack?
  2. How does Big Money in general elections impact the environment?
  3. How are proposed development changes in downtown Hackensack going to affect the overall community?
  4. How Green can you or your business get?
  5. Preventing school closures in Newark and other NJ EJ communities

3 EJ Green Drinks every month

Green Drinks Newark 1st Mondays | 7-9pm
January: Mon 06 JAN 2014
Agave Mexican Restaurant
118 Pacific St, Newark, NJ | 973-732-4168
Street parking

His dad was 1st signer on Brown v Education. He'll talk about his family's experience. Great speaker! Hope you can make that. 10:54 PM +13132694551: Unbelievable. That will be a great evening 10:58 PM
Green Drinks Hackensack July 2013

Green Drinks Hackensack 2nd Mondays | 7-9pm
January: Mon 13 JAN 2014
Villa de Colombia
12 Mercer Street, Hackensack, NJ
Parking if restaurant lot is full:
Weekdays after 7 across street in jewelry business parking lot
Weekends in Salvation Army lot on the corner of Mercer & State Streets

Green Drinks Clifton-Paterson (this location has no fixed date or spot for now)
January: Wed 22 JAN 2014 | 7-9pm
Sultan Restaurant
429 Crooks Avenue, Clifton NJ (on the Paterson border)
Safe street parking

Other green/sustainable activities & events

Tu B’Shvat (New Year for the Trees)
Wed nite 15 JAN 15 – Thurs eve 16 JAN 2014
ABCs of Tu B’Shvat

MLK Jr. Day of ServiceMartin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Activities
Around Mon 20 JAN 2014
mlkday.gov
We’ll let you know which activities we’re participating in. Feel free to find an activity on your own through the search tool on this page.

Newark Councilman Ras Baraka convenes
a mass community meeting to stop school closures

Wed 15 JAN 2014 | 6:30 pm
Hopewell Baptist Church
17 Muhammad Ali Avenue, Newark NJ
(Entrance on corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd & Muhammad Ali Ave)
https://www.facebook.com/events/192985397571982/
Panel Discussion Moderated by Councilman Ras Baraka with questions and answers from the Community. Councilman Ras Baraka wants to bring everyone to the table to organize, discuss, and plan a strategy to fight against and stop the Closures of 15 Newark Public Schools … for more information call 973-733-3794 or 973-803-8233

Sign to stop elephant slaughter
More than 30,000 elephants were slaughtered last year for their tusks, which are used to make ivory trinkets and carvings, which are sold in black markets around the world, including in the US. But it’s important to stop this illegal trade. There may be only 250,000 elephants left in the wild. Sign to show you care

Nate Briggs of Brown v. Education comes to Bergen Community College
Thu 20 FEB 2014 | 12:30-2 pm
BCC NAACP brings to speak at BCC for Black History Month. Mr. Briggs’ father was the first signer on the lawsuit that became Brown v Education. He will talk about his family’s experiences, and he’s a great speaker!

People’s Organization for Progress (POP) meets weekly in Newark
The People’s Organization for Progress meets
Every Thursday | 6:30pm
Abyssinian Baptist Church
224 West Kinney Street, Newark, NJ

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Green Drinks in 3 No Jersey enviro justice cities in December. Come talk sustainability!

Thanksgiving 2013 Group Photo
GreenDrink logo with wordsGreen Drinks are not a type of drink – that’s just our name! Green Drinks meets monthly in three north Jersey cities – we hold informal gatherings bringing people together to chat over food about green and sustainable issues relevant to our lives and communities. Green Drinks meetings are open! Everyone is welcome and there is no admission fee. Pay for the food and drinks you order at the restaurants where we meet – each location serves good food at moderate prices.

Discussion themes this month

  1. Replacing New Jersey’s climate change denying congressman – Scott Garrett
  2. Collecting toys, clothing, coats and money for holiday gifts
  3. Alternative fuel vehicles for personal and municipal use
  4. Growing the Green Drinks community in 2014!

Green Drinks Newark 1st Mondays | 7-9pm
December: 02 Dec 2013
Agave Mexican Restaurant
118 Pacific St, Newark, NJ | 973-732-4168

Street parking

Green Drinks Hackensack 2nd Mondays | 7-9pm
December: 09 Dec 2013
Villa de Colombia
12 Mercer Street, Hackensack, NJ
Parking if restaurant lot is full:
Weekdays after 7 across street in jewelry business parking lot
Weekends in Salvation Army lot on the corner of Mercer & State Streets

Green Drinks Clifton-Paterson (this location has no fixed date or spot for now)
December: Tues, 17 Dec 2013 | 7-9pm
Sultan Restaurant
429 Crooks Avenue, Clifton NJ (on the Paterson border)
Safe street parking

Green Drinks celebrates World & US Food Days

Green Drinks celebrates Food Day
Green Drinks celebrated Food Day and World Food Day in November at our Paterson-Clifton gathering. We discussed the relationship between producers, consumers and the food that binds us together … and read stories of how sustainable ag lifts us up by creating economic opportunities, healthy lives and a sustainable planet.

Ari reading World Food Day brochure