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Green Film Series Coaching Clinic

Montclair’s office of Environmental Affairs presents the next free screening of the Green Film Series on Thursday, April 18, 6:00p.m., at the Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, 07042.

In observance of Earth Day 2019, we are excited to present a new film, “The Race to Zero Carbon Coaching Clinic”, hosted in person by Rezwan Razani, Founder of Footprint to Wings. “FP2W” is a non-profit organization launching a race to be the first net-zero carbon state in the USA. The first state to achieve a net zero carbon economy – with the best quality of life – wins!

“In a world where Team Doom is dancing in civilization’s end zone, and Team Earth is just playing out the clock, a Zero Carbon Coach and a Scoreboard Committee Member will walk you thru the Zero Carbon Coaching Clinic.”

Why a “Coaching Clinic?” Because while many people want to beat climate change, few know what it will actually take. While everyone has some favorite “plays” they like to focus on, few know how, or if, those plays really add up.

While we tell our politicians to “do something”, we’re not that specific about what that “something” is.
If we’re serious about getting all the way to zero carbon (and beyond), we’re going to need to raise the level of our game.
It’s not enough to #ClimateStrike; we need to do our #ClimateHomework!
It’s not enough to dream about a winning touchdown pass (#ClimateLawsPassed); we need to get to practice, and figure out our real #ZeroCarbonEndgame!

Join us at this screening to see climate solutions like you’ve never seen them before: a systematic, candid process, with math and maps, humor, and handy sports metaphors! This is your invitation to whip Team Earth into fighting shape, in time to win the #RacetoZeroCarbon. We can, we must, and we will go…all…the…way!
Don’t be put off by the race/game format: a “game” is any activity governed by rules and metrics. It can be fun, but it’s not trivial…especially not this game.

The Race to Zero Carbon Coaching Clinic movie deconstructs the life and death game we are trapped in, and gets us on the road to winning it. Bring your friend, your neighbor, and your family climate activist to this free screening along with an interactive workshop, coaching, and zero carbon play.

For further questions, call Environmental Affairs at 973-509-5721, or email:

F r e e S h r e d – F e s t E v e n t

The annual “Montclair Shred-Fest!” will be on Saturday, April 20, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. at the Community Services Yard, 219 No. Fullerton Avenue; hosted by the office of Environmental Affairs, this event is free for all Montclair residents.
Residents can bring up to four (4) boxes or bags of their personal papers in reusable containers, paper bags, or cardboard boxes – up to 20 lbs. each – but NO plastic bags.
This is for confidential, personal (not business) papers only (like tax forms, medical or S.S. info, financial documents, etc).
Paper clips, staples, and envelope windows are okay, but please remove any metal clasps or hanging files, clear scotch tape is acceptable, but not masking or duct tape.
For further information, contact the office of Environmental Affairs at (973) 509-5721 or

Free Community-wide Swap

Saturday, April 13th, 9:00-11:00
Hillside School Gym
54 Orange Road, Montclair
Drop off donations on: Friday, April 12th, 4:30-6:30

Donate items in very good condition* on Friday and take ones that you can use on Saturday, all absolutely free, including:
Adult and Children’s Clothing – Children’s and Young Adult Books – DVDs – CDs – Unopened (or taped shut) Games & Puzzles – Toys – Sports Equipment – Bikes – Shoes, Cleats, Boots – Baby Gear – Household Items

We CANNOT take: adult books, car or booster seats, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, potties, cribs, helmets, skis, computers, printers, computer manuals, outdated software, manuals, textbooks, hockey equipment, hangers, stuffed animals, furniture, and any large items.
*Please be sure donated items are clean and in good condition – something you would want to use or wear.  Brakes on bikes must work.

You don’t have to bring something to take something.
We always need volunteers.
If you can volunteer on Friday or Saturday or if you have any other question, please email

Photo by: Lance Cpl. Unique B. Roberts
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