Sustainability News & Events

Montclair Farmers’ Market Proudly Marks 25th Season

new on-street parking meterContinuing to Bring Healthful Food to Our Whole Community

The Montclair Farmers’ Market kicked off its twenty-fifth season on June 3rd. The market is open Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Walnut Street Train Station parking lot. The weekly market runs all summer and through the fall until Thanksgiving.

All five of our familiar farmers – Tree-Licious Orchards, Sunden Farms, Vacchiano’s, Matarazzo’s, and Farmer John (the organic grower) – are back this season with fresh produce, often picked within the previous 24 hours.

The market also boasts 15 delicious food artisans, including a local baker, a cheese maker, a seafood fishmonger, a beekeeper with honey (and wax candles), a specialty condiments purveyor, a pesto maker, a Garden State wine vintner, and a pickler.

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Montclair A to Z Disposal Guide

Recyling IconDon’t Throw It All Away!

The Montclair office of Environmental Affairs continually looks for opportunities to save money for the municipality by reducing any waste of energy, fuels, or solid waste. This is not only an economically responsible policy, but also environmentally sustainable.

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Montclair Green Film Series

The Township's office of Environmental Affairs has created the Montclair Green Film Series, in cooperation with Community Green (www.communitygreen.org), a state-wide non-profit group. Hosted at the Public Library's Main Branch at 50 South Fullerton Avenue, the films are shown monthly, usually on the third Thursday of each month, at 6:30 PM. All events at the Montclair Public Library are free.

The eye-opening films all cover some topic of environmental sustainability. Most have received critical recognition and awards from screenings at film festivals across the country and around the world. Speakers and experts on the respective topics are often invited from throughout the region to facilitate thought-provoking public discussions after the viewings.

For further information, please call the Environmental Affairs office at 973-509-5721, or email grussell@montclairnjusa.org.

Montclair and the Environment

Frank Leslie, Director ACEEThe Township of Montclair is becoming a model of a sustainable community. This means that economic responsibility, environmental stewardship, and equitable social justice are taken into account for municipal operations, purchasing, and decision-making.
A sustainable society is one in which the needs of the present are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

The most serious environmental issues are global in nature, but the actions required to solve many problems take place on a local level. Hence the expression, “Think globally, act locally”.

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Important Links

Following is a list of links to websites that can provide additional resources to interested residents. The Township of Montclair does not necessarily endorse all of the views and opinions of every web site, but these links can provide valuable assistance to residents, students, businesses and visitors hoping to learn more about relevant environmental topics.

www.state.nj.us/dep/dsr/bscit/SustCommunities.htm: NJ DEP’s Planning and Sustainable Communities website

www.mtcenv.org: The Montclair Environmental Commission (MEC)

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