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October 2013 green/sustainable activities & events

Check back for updates throughout the month.

Green Drinks 3 Sustainability Chats in Newark, Paterson-Clifton and Hackensack

Elly faceGreen Drinks are not a type of drink! They are informal gatherings that bring people together to chat over food and drinks 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 one serves good food at moderate prices.

Green Drinks Newark 1st Mondays | 7-9pm
(07 Oct 2013)
Rio Rodizio
1034 McCarter Highway, Newark, NJ
Green Drinks Hackensack 2nd Mondays | 7-9pm
(14 Oct 2013)
Villa de Colombia
12 Mercer Street, Hackensack, NJ
If parking lot is full, park weekdays after 7 across the street in the jewelry business parking lot and on weekends park at the Salvation Army lot on the corner of Mercer and State Streets.
In October: Wed 23 Oct | 7-9pm
(Green Drinks Paterson-Clifton has no recurring monthly date for now)
Sultan Restaurant
429 Crooks Avenue, Clifton, NJ

Other green/sustainable activities & events

Public Notice: You can vote yourself a raise on Tues 05 Nov
The question of whether to raise the minimum wage in our state by $1 per hour gets decided by New Jersey voters in this year’s general election. Gov. Christie tried every tactic to block the wage hike but he lacks the power to remove a referendum from the election ballot. So, get to the polls on Tuesday, November 5 and vote your interest. Vote YES to raise NJ’s minimum wage to $8.25/hr!

“The Assault on Public Education and Public Services: A New Jersey Case Study.”
A talk presented by Walter C. Farrell, U of North Carolina professor.
Wed 30 Oct | 5-8 pm
Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ
Dr. Farrell is fabulous. Don’t miss him!
Sponsored by Montclair Education Association. RSVP by Monday, Oct. 21, to JHobbs@meanj.org

Stop Watching Us: Rally Against Mass Surveillance in DC
Sat 26 Oct | 12–3 pm
Buses from NYC to Washington, D.C. with tix starting at $10.
StopWatching.Us — a diverse coalition of more than 100 public advocacy organizations and businesses is organizing the biggest protest of the NSA’s surveillance programs to date. And you can join them. What are you waiting for?

Farmageddon Screening at East Brunswick Public Library
Mon 14 Oct | 7pm

Save the Open Internet!
Preserving open internet access is one of the great freedom fights of our time. This is an ongoing topic of discussion at every Green Drinks 3 event. Learn more.

Facilities tour of Essex County Environmental Center (ECEC)
Followed by a discussion with College of Science & Mathematics (CSAM) faculty, ECEC Staff, Rutgers Extension agents on potential research, collaboration, education and outreach opportunities. ECEC is a new partner of CSAM’s PRI.
Fri 18 Oct | 10-1pm
621 Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068 973-228-8776
(Parking right in front of the building)
Please RSVP by emailing Ms. Jasey Araque

Gasland II movie & discussion (free)
Sat 19 Oct | 7pm (doors open at 6:30)
First Presbyterian Church of Englewood
150 East Palisades Avenue, Englewood, NJ

The People’s Conference on the Fight for Jobs, Peace, Equality, and Justice
With The People’s Organization for Progress (POP) and friends
People's ConferenceSat 19 Oct | 8am-6pm
Rutgers University-Newark
Paul Robeson Campus Center
350 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Newark, NJ
Cost: Free (but lunch not provided)
For information: 973-801-0001 or 973-951-3369
The goal of this conference is to unite our movement to determine demands, develop plans of action and commit to work for:
A national jobs program at a living wage, Healthcare for all, Education, Affordable housing, Justice, Peace

Sign up to speak in favor of reducing carbon pollution at an EPA public hearing being held near you
If you’d like to support strong carbon pollution standards for power plants, you can sign up to speak in favor of reducing carbon pollution at one of the EPA’s public hearings. The EPA is hosting these hearings to solicit ideas and input from stakeholders and the public about how to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants. Attendance and comments are submitted on the record, and participating is a great way to show your support and voice your opinion.

Jersey Climate Action and Carbon Forum
Mon 28 Oct | 7pm
People Care Center
120 Finderne Avenue, Bridgewater, NJ
Cost: Free but registration requested
New Jersey Clean Energy Campaign and New Jersey Sierra Club kick off the Sandy Anniversary Week of Action with a community forum on how YOU can reduce carbon pollution. We’ll have experts to answer all your questions about climate change and the new EPA carbon standard. Thinking about solar, energy efficiency or purchasing clean power? There will also be clean energy vendors who can talk about what you can do at home to reduce your carbon footprint and save money. Take the next step in climate activism and join us!

Hackensack Non-Violent Fugitive Safe Surrender Information Session
Thursday 17 Oct 2013 | 6:30-8:30pm
Ciarco Learning Center (of Bergen Community College)
355 Main Street – Room 134 – Hackensack, NJ
(Free Parking Behind Building)
Download flier

Paterson Non-Violent Fugitive Safe Surrender Information Session
Tuesday 22 Oct 2013 | 6:30-8:30pm
Rogers Conference Center
32 Spruce Street (rear) – 2nd Floor – Paterson, NJ
(Parking at 75 Spruce Street-enter on Grand Street side)
Download flier

New Jersey Attorney General Fugitive Safe Surrender Program
Wed 06 Nov thru Sat 09 Nov 2013 | 9am-4pm each day
Evangelismos Greek Orthodox Church
661 Montgomery St, Jersey City, NJ

Información en Español

Global Frackdown event on Saturday Oct 19!
Find and join a Global Frackdown event near you! Actions are being planned in 25 countries and all across the United States. We all lose when our governments put oil and gas industry profits above our health and environment. This Saturday, the global anti-fracking movement will come together with one unified voice to call on our elected officials to protect our air, water and climate and not cater to corporate interests. Follow this link to plug in and find an event near you.

The Funeral to Bury Violence in Newark
Sun 27 Oct 2013 | Procession 11am. Service 1pm
Members of the coalition behind this action include 211 Community Impact, Newark Anti-Violence Coalition, FP YouthOutcry, 24 Hours of Peace, Anti-Industry Entertainment, Stop Shootin Music, and West Ward Economic Development Corporation. Participating funeral homes are Perry Funeral Home, Woody Home for Services, Chapels of Edan Funeral Home, J. E. Churman Funeral Home, Cotton Funeral Services, and Cushnie-Houston Funeral Home.
Organizations interested in participating please email to thefuneralnewark@gmail.com
For more info: Facebook Event Page Facebook.com/MorticiansThatCare or Morticians_thatcare@yahoo.com

Sat 01 Nov 2013
Keynote VAN JONES, CNN Crossfire Co-host
and co-Founder of Rebuild The Dream, Former Green Jobs Advisor To The Obama White House