Green Film Series: Delicious Peace Grows

Join us on Thursday, February 16th at 6:30pm at the Montclair Public Library when the Montclair office of Environmental Affairs and Community Green proudly present the free screening of – Delicious Peace Grows in a Ugandan Coffee Bean – opening your eyes about how peoples lives are affected through your choice of coffee. Another short film on the topic will be shown and a discussion after.

Living in the lingering wake of terror and intolerance, a group of Christian, Jewish and Muslim coffee farmers in the foothills of Mount Elgon in Uganda sought to work collectively to overcome economic hurdles and challenge ingrained religious prejudices. They formed “Delicious Peace” Coffee Cooperative and partnered with a Fair Trade US buyer and roaster. Today, the farmers’ standard of living is improving, peace is flourishing, and their messages of peace and fair wages are spreading to farmers in nearby regions as well as their coffee customers in the US.

The business models of Fair-trade and cooperatives are making great changes in peoples lives around the world and are growing institutions. Find out more about them and take part in our open discussion on how they have touched our own lives. For further questions, please contact Marnie Vyff at: (973) 335-4469 or MarnieVyff@gmail.com

February Meeting

The next meeting of the Montclair Environmental Commission will be held tonight, February 8th at 7:30pm at 205 Claremont Ave., Montclair, NJ. All interested members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Agenda: February Agenda

Minutes: TBA

Believing in a Sacred Planet, Thursday at 7pm at MKA

Believing in a Sacred Planet:  How Religious Groups and Environmentalists are Working Together to Save the Earth

This Thursday, February 9 at 7pm, the History Department of Montclair Kimberley Academy is hosting a speaker, Martin Palmer, who will be giving a talk entitled, “Believing in a Sacred Planet:  How Religious Groups and Environmentalists are Working Together to Save the Earth.”  Palmer is Secretary General of an organization known as the Alliance for Religions and Conservation (ARC) which works with religious groups and environmentalists around the world.

This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact David Hessler at dhessler@mka.org

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