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January Meeting

The next meeting of the Montclair Environmental Commission will be held Wednesday, January 10th at 7:30pm in the Community Room on the second floor of Fire Headquarters, 1 Pine St, Montclair, NJ. All interested members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Agenda: January Agenda

Minutes: TBA

Green Film Series: At The Fork

Join us at the Montclair Public Library on Thursday, November 16th at 6:30pm for the next installment of the Green Film Series, AT THE FORK:

“Caring about animals, caring about where your food comes from, [and] caring about how your food is produced is just a part of a larger shift in all of civilization,” notes one farmer in John Papola’s farming documentary AT THE FORK. The film takes an honest approach at the way animals are produced for food, diving into the impact of our choices make when we sit down to eat. In AT THE FORK, filmmaker and omnivore John Papola, together with his vegetarian wife Lisa, offer up a timely and refreshingly unbiased look at how farm animals are raised for our consumption. With unprecedented access to large-scale conventional farms, Papola asks the tough questions behind every hamburger, glass of milk, and baby-back rib. What he discovers are not heartless industrialists, but America’s farmers — real people who, along with him, are grappling with the moral dimensions of farming animals for mass food consumption.

Watch the trailer here:

AT THE FORK Official Trailer from Emergent Order on Vimeo.

Vote November 7th on Directing Revenue for Environmental Damage Lawsuits

This Tuesday, New Jersey voters will have the opportunity to vote on Ballot Question 2, on how revenue from environmental damage lawsuits should be directed. A “Yes” vote supports the allocation of that revenue to protecting natural resources and pay legal costs to pursue environmental lawsuits. From Ballotopedia:

Question 2 would create a lockbox for state revenue from legal settlements and awards related to natural resource damages in cases of environmental contamination. Revenue in the lockbox would be used to restore or replace damaged or lost natural resources, protect natural resources, and pay the legal costs of pursuing settlements and rewards. The state would be required to prioritize the use of revenue in the fund for restoring the immediate area related to the settlement or case.

Learn more about Public Question #2, to understand what a “yes” or “no” vote means on Ballotopedia: https://ballotpedia.org/New_Jersey_Public_Question_2,_Revenue_from_Environmental_Damage_Lawsuits_Dedicated_to_Environmental_Projects_Amendment_(2017)

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