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November 2015 ECJ Green Drinks & other sustainability events

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Foto courtesy Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)
ECJ Green Drinks meets monthly in 3 north Jersey environmental justice cities

ej green drinks with words, smallGreen Drinks Newark 1st Mondays
Mon 02 Nov 2015 | 7-9p
Burger Walla
47 Halsey Street, Newark NJ
Street parking

Green Drinks Hackensack 2nd Mondays
Mon 09 Nov 2015 | 7-9p
Villa de Colombia
12 W. Mercer Street, Hackensack NJ
Parking in restaurant lot or private lot at corner of Mercer & State

Green Drinks Clifton-Paterson (day of the month is not always the same)
Thurs 21 Nov 2015 | 7-9p
Sultan Restaurant
429 Crooks Avenue (on the Paterson border), Clifton NJ
Safe street parking

Green Drinks November Discussion Themes

  • 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’s setting up a community garden in Paterson and we can use all kinds of help. How can you help?
  • Interested in living in an eco-village? What would you want it to offer?
  • The battle for public education is still going on in Newark. Are you ready to help with this fight?
  • How can you help bring joy to thousands of Greater Newark and eastern Passaic County residents for Thanksgiving? PACTS’ Newark Thanksgiving wish list items include monetary donations and volunteer opportunities. And you can call Kimi at 201-477-8711 to donate to Paterson and Passaic County residents.
  • For Christmas, a Paterson faith based consortium needs vans and drivers to help pick up toys, coats and food. Additional space to store items for the community gifting event held on December 23 or 24 is also needed.

Other green/sustainable activities & events:

Paterson Area for Bernie Sanders
Mon 23 Nov 2015 | 6:30-7p
Sultan Restaurant
429 Crooks Avenue (on the Paterson border), Clifton NJ

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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

JOIN GD MAILING LIST

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

Sustainable & green training/events – March

Check back for updates.
Calendar treeNewark-Montclair Urban Teacher Residency – Apply through 3/15
The Newark-Montclair Urban Teacher Residency is an innovative Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program offered at Montclair State University in partnership with the Newark Public Schools. Participants will receive free tuition and a $26,000 stipend. A 3-year teaching commitment is required.

Residents enroll in full-time graduate coursework each semester (summer sessions included) and participate in summer internships with community based organizations in the city of Newark. Applications are currently being accepted for Secondary level (K-12) subject matter certification in mathematics or a field of science. Final Application Deadline extended till Friday, March 15, 2013.

More at http://greenwei.com/blog/free-tuition-stipend-for-msu-masters-urban-teacher-residency/

Is Our Water Safe To Drink?
Public Hearing in East Orange sponsored by Councilwoman Alicia Holman
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 6:30 – 8:30pm
CITY HALL, 44 CITY HALL PLAZA, E. ORANGE
https://www.facebook.com/events/557057327645425/

Newark Kids Count 2013 Forum
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 9:30am – 2:30pm
The Paul Robeson Campus Center
350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Newark
https://www.facebook.com/events/386113894821185/#

Using an interactive format, we will explore issues that threaten Newark children and identify concrete next steps that we, as a community, can take. We will focus on two broad areas – child and maternal health and early literacy. Special guests include Newark’s Branch Brook Elementary Principal Joseph Cullen, whose students achieve well above city and state averages on reading tests. The event is free, but you must register to attend. A complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Register at http://wfc2.wiredforchange.com/o/8716/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=71612. For more information contact Reggie Dorsey at rdorsey@acnj.org

NJ Land Conservation Rally
One-day educational conference about preserving
New Jersey’s open space and farmland
Saturday, March 9, 2013 9am – 5pm
NJ Institute of Technology
Newark, New Jersey

Online registration will close at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 5. Registration fee will remain at $80 per person for a full day of educational & inspiring workshops, breakfast, lunch and social reception. Register online today! Registration will also be accepted at the door.

If you live or work in Newark, Rally scholarships are available, thanks to Victoria Foundation. To become eligible: download, fill out and return registration form.

1st Annual Patricia Harris Parent Summit
Saturday, March 9, 2013 9am – 5pm
John F. Kennedy High School
Paterson NJ

Citywide Parent Summit to continue Pat’s legacy of effective parental involvement and engagement in school improvement.
https://www.facebook.com/events/481929115201697/

Kokokidz Latino Youth Peer Empowerment Group Meeting
Sunday, March 10, 2013 5-6:30pm
Villa de Colombia
12 Mercer Street
Hackensack, NJ
https://www.facebook.com/events/427537817332045/

Young Latinos support each other in the areas of career, education, applying for scholarships, civic engagement, sustainability practices and cultural preservation in their communities. Kokokidz meets once or twice a month in Hackensack or another North Jersey town. If you’re a Latino student junior high school through college age, Kokokidz will help you be more effective in your life and learn to make positive change happen in your school and community.

Contacts:
Ivan Wei 201-688-0036 @ivanwei
Luis Ariel Lopez Wei @lalwei

If you’re available as an adult mentor please contact our advisor Kimi Wei on Facebook or Twitter to discuss volunteer opportunities.

Community Service: We are looking at different types of community service opportunities. If you have a cause or event you’d like us to engage with please share details.

Kokokidz is currently helping with the movement to Close New Jersey schools on Martin Luther King Jr. Day https://www.facebook.com/pages/Close-NJ-Schools-on-MLK-Jr-Day/276810379041778

Climate Action Meeting at Cook College
Sunday, March 10 7pm
Cook Campus Center (Rutgers)
59 Biel Road, Room 202, A & B
New Brunswick, NJ

The meeting will begin with a video chat featuring Bill McKibben of 350.org, followed by a discussion of what actions to do next on the local, state and national levels. Come with ideas and bring friends. The momentum depends on each one of us to act now! For a short capsule of the February 17 Forward on Climate rally event go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=anXE46utpo8

Sponsored by Melanie McDermott, Initiative on Climate and Society, Rutgers University and Tina Weishaus, Central Jersey Coalition Against Endless War

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