Green Film Series: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Montclair’s office of Environmental Affairs and Community Green proudly present the 81st screening of their Green Film Series tonight, Thursday, August 17, at 7:40 p.m. at the Clairidge Theater, 486 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, 07042.

For the first time, this month’s Green Film will not be shown at the Library. Instead, we are offering a deep discount to a first-run feature film: “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”. Tickets for Green Film Series participants will be just $5.00 (cash only). Please arrive on time to purchase your ticket and find your seat for the 7:40pm screening.
We are excited to invite you to the follow-up to the Oscar-winning 2006 documentary that brought climate change into the heart of popular culture. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy.

This riveting and rousing next step shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.
The film shows Gore’s work with fellow environmentalists, researchers, business people, and politicians, and also details his behind-the-scenes efforts at the UN’s 2015 Climate Change Conference, where the groundbreaking Paris Agreement was negotiated. He pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

Bring the family, a neighbor, or a good friend for this important documentary. For further questions, please contact Marnie at or the office of Environmental Affairs at 973-509-5721, or

Lenape Trail Walk, Wednesday, August 9th at 6:30pm

Enjoy a 1.7 mile walk along part of the Lenape Trail, a 32-mile urban trail in Essex County. We will follow the yellow blazes to discover how the Lenape Trail connects 4 Montclair parks: Brookdale, Yantacaw, Tuers, and Bonsal Preserve. We will learn about native and non-native trees and plants, the Lenape settlers in Brookdale Park, the Dutch origins of Upper Montclair (Speertown), the original site of the Upper Montclair Golf Club, and see where farms (with houses still standing) were located along Alexander Avenue that fed New York City residents in the late 19th century. We will end at an 1845 dairy farm, aka Applegate’s, where ice cream awaits!

The starting point is Brookdale Park – Enter the Park from Bellevue Avenue. Go south down the park road and park in the first parking lot on the left – near the soccer fields & the bleachers. The walk will begin at the northern end of the parking lot. Please RSVP to or on Facebook.

Green Film Series: One Big Home

Montclair’s office of Environmental Affairs and Community Green proudly present the 80th free screening of their 7-year old Green Film Series, on Thursday, July 20, 6:30 p.m., at the Public Library, 50 So. Fullerton Avenue. All events at the Library are free.

In “One Big Home”, we see how a community can determine its own destiny, and explores over-development of communities as a complex cultural issue.

Gentrification comes in many forms. On the tiny island of Martha’s Vineyard, where presidents and celebrities vacation, trophy homes threaten to destroy the island’s unique character.

Twelve years in the making, “One Big Home” follows one carpenter’s journey to understand the trend toward giant houses. When he feels complicit in wrecking the place he calls home, he takes off his tool belt and picks up a camera. Bumping up against angry homeowners and builders who look the other way, he works with his community and attempts to pass a new bylaw to limit house size.

Bring the family, a neighbor, or a good friend for this moving documentary and take part in our open discussion after the film. For further questions, please contact the office of Environmental Affairs at 973-509-5721, or

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