Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 9:30 AM
Weequahic High School - Back of Cafeteria
279 Chancellor Avenue, Newark, NJ
Kim Gaddy, Clean Water Fund, Environmental Justice Organizer and Project Coordinator
Peter Marcalus, NJ Representative, NATH Sustainable Solutions
Gerardo Soto, Managing Director, NATH Sustainable Solutions
Adam Zipkin, City of Newark, Deputy Mayor
John Tonero, Principal, Weequahic High School
Steve Morlino, Director, Facility Services, Newark Public School District
Stephanie Greenwood, City of Newark, Sustainability Officer
State Assemblywoman L. Grace Spencer (D), 29th District (invited)
Councilman Ras Baraka, South Ward, Newark (invited)
Demonstration of Rocket Composter at Weequahic High School
This initiative is part of the City of Newark's larger Sustainability Action Plan and is one of Newark's several "Green Neighborhoods Pilot Programs." This pilot program is coordinated by Clean Water Fund with support from the City of Newark through federal stimulus funds from the US Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program.
Clean Water Fund's programs build on and complement those of New Jersey Environmental Federation, the NJ Chapter of Clean Water Action. Clean Water Action is a nearly one million member national organization which has helped develop, pass, strengthen and defend the nation's major water and toxics laws such as the Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Superfund and others, including their state-level counterparts.