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Interview with Tracy Metz for Rising Tide

Montclair’s Sustainability Officer, Gray Russell, recently sat down with Tracy Metz (author of Sweet & Salt: Water and the Dutch) for TV34 as part of the Rising Tide program at Montclair State University. Many of the topics discussed are quite relevant to New Jersey and Montclair, including discussion of resilience, stormwater management, and Green Infrastructure.

For more information and upcoming events in the Rising Tide program, click here.

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Join the People’s Climate March!

pcm-march-with-orange-background-2-01On Sunday, September 21st, people all over the world are gathering to march for the climate. Join your fellow residents of Montclair and people from all over the country to march down Central Park West and 6th Avenue (full route) and demand action on issues of climate change. Beforehand, be sure to attend the screening of the film “Disruption” on Thursday 9/18 at the Montclair Public Library, which takes us behind-the-scenes of the efforts to organize the largest climate rally in history in advance of the 2014 UN Climate Summit.

For more information on the People’s Climate March, visit the official website, where you can RSVP as well as a find a schedule of local events for the entire weekend. For those interested in taking public transportation, a discounted round-trip rate for NJ Transit trains to Penn Station leaving from the Bay Avenue station in Montclair at 9am on Sunday morning (return trips can be taken at any time.)

Join us for this epic event!

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RSVP to the People’s Climate March |Facebook Event

Purchase discounted round-trip NJ Transit tickets through Eventbrite
Train leaves at 9am from the Bay Ave station
Contact Eileen Sweeney for more information on the Montclair PCM group

“Disruption” at the Library: New Climate Film Screening

disruption-posterIn observance of the upcoming Peoples’ Climate March in New York City, the Montclair Office of Environmental Affairs and Community Green are excited to present “Disruption” — an important, just-released movie on the climate crisis for their Green Film Series on Thursday, September 18, 6:30 p.m. at the Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, 07042. An open public discussion will follow the screening. All events at the Library are free.

“When it comes to climate change, why do we do so little…when we know so much?”

By documenting a relentless investigation to find the answer to that question, “Disruption” – a new film on the science, the stories, and the solutions of the climate crisis – takes an unflinching look at the devastating consequences of our inaction. The film debuted nationally earlier this month.

This fast-paced, one-hour movie lays bare the terrifying science, the shattered political process, the unrelenting industry special interests, and the civic stasis that have brought us to this social, moral and ecological crossroads.

It also takes us behind-the-scenes of the efforts to organize the largest climate rally in history during the UN world climate summit – The Peoples’ Climate March in New York City – just a few days away.

This is the story of our unique moment in history; we are living through an age of tipping points and rapid social and planetary change. Climate disruption is not an environmental issue – it’s a social justice movement.

We are the first generation to feel the impacts of climate disruption, and the last generation that can do something about it.

“Disruption” enlarges the issue beyond climate impacts, and makes a compelling call for bold action that is strong enough to tip the balance to build a clean energy future.

Please join us, and bring a friend, a family member, or your neighbor to the film screening and the open discussion afterwards, to hear the story of our time.

For further information, contact Montclair’s office of Environmental Affairs at 973-509-5721, or at grussell@montclairnjusa.org.

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