“A Greener Day” Premiers on TV34

First Episode features the opening of the Turtle Back Zoo Sea Turtle Recovery Center

Full Press Release

Montclair, NJ – Montclair TV34 and the Montclair Environmental Commission (MEC) are pleased to present a brand new show — A Greener Day — which premieres Sunday, February 26 at 3:30 p.m. on Comcast and Verizon FiOS channel 34.  The first episode features the opening of the Prudential Sea Turtle Recovery Center at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo.

A Greener Day will cover news events and updates on environmental projects in the community,” said Montclair Environmental Commissioner Co-Chair Lyle Landon, who hosts the show. “We’ll be speaking with the experts and looking at issues from a local — and global — perspective.”

The first episode features Landon interviewing sea turtle conservationists about the recovery of cold-stunned sea turtles that wash ashore on Northeast beaches in greater numbers each year.

“This seemed like the perfect launch story – timely, plus visually compelling,” said Landon.

A Greener Day is an original program created by TV34’s new Station Manager, Glen Ridge native Rick Gearhart. Gearhart came to Montclair from Princeton Community TV. This will be his first production to be featured on TV34 and the station’s VOD website (montclair.peg.tv).  The broadcast will be live streamed at that time (Sunday, February 26 at 3:30 PM) and it will be available on demand.  It will be accessible on YouTube at a later date.

The program will air regularly on Sundays at 3:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 10 a.m.

 

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

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