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Green Film Series: Seed, the Untold Story

The Montclair office of Environmental Affairs and Community Green proudly present the free screening of – SEED: The Untold Story – where we are shown few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, worshiped and treasured since the dawn of humankind.

SEED follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona LaDuke and Raj Patel.

Find out more about them and take part in our open discussion on how seed issues impact our own lives. For further questions, please contact Marnie Vyff at: (973) 335-4469 or MarnieVyff@gmail.com. You can also RSVP on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1244753102226468/

 

SEED: The Untold Story (Official Theatrical Trailer) from Collective Eye Films on Vimeo.

March Meeting

Tonight’s meeting of the Montclair Environmental Commission will be held at 7:30pm at Town Hall, 205 Claremont Ave, Montclair, NJ. Room assignment TBD.

Agenda: MEC_Agenda_20170308

Minutes: TBD

 

 

“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.

 

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