Join us for Operation Cleanup

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Operation Cleanup – Love your neighborhood and your city!

Please join our community partners at Newark SAS on Saturday, April 25, 2015 for a neighborhood cleanup celebration in honor of Earth Day!   Nobody likes to live in an area filled with trash and all types of pollution so this year we’re collaborating with local communities, faith institutions and businesses to make our neighborhoods happier, cleaner places!

You can lend a helping hand by volunteering, spreading the word, or donating supplies or light refreshments as a means to support the beautification of your neighborhood. We are inviting all residents to either help organize a cleanup in their own neighborhood or join a group at a location listed below.  Events will run from 10am to 2pm.

Be the change you want to see in the world, and bring a friend or family member with you.

Newark

Alnisa Miller, Organizer  973.391.3961  alnisamiller@gmail.com

Brenda Anderson, Office of Recycling  973.733.3861  andersonb@ci.newark.nj.us

Tobias A. Fox, Organizer  646.399.0337  tobiasfox1@gmail.com

Meeting location: 385 South Orange Ave.

 

Orange

Angie Smith, Organizer  973.280.4049  angiesmith.as@gmail.com

Meeting Location: Orange Public Library, 348 Main St.

East Orange

Najah Amatul–Ali 973.234.3635 or ummzainab2@yahoo.com

Royston Allman 973.380.7238

Meeting Locations:

The Jersey Explorer Children’s Museum, 192 Dodd Street

Masjid As-Habul Yameen, 224 N. 18th Street

Published by SWAG Project

SWAG Project is an Urban Farm, Food Justice and Community Building project in the Weequahic district of Newark, NJ Mission SWAG Project uses urban agriculture in the South Ward of Newark to create strong bonds of community among a diverse team of people who all care deeply about health and food justice. In addition, our diverse team helps impact the neighborhood by educating students and neighbors and by restoring and farming under-utilized urban spaces. Company Overview Planting Seeds of Hope is an initiative of The Fund for an Open Society. Fund is focused on building and sustaining racially and socioeconomically integrated communities; and -following that goal - PSH initiatives use urban agriculture as a way to create common bonds between diverse people. The project is run as a partnership between the Planting Seeds of Hope, Amplify Consulting and the local community. Amplify is an urban planning and anti- hunger consultancy focused on using food as a tool for community development. Description SWAG Project is an Urban Farm, Food Justice and Community Building project in the South Ward of Newark. We are dedicated to providing community food access and increasing educational and economic opportunities for local residents. We provide fresh and healthy foods to the local community of Newark's South Ward and work to empower residents to take control of their local food system and health. The farm and community center is open to all local residents and visitors as a place to relax or volunteer. Participation in all our events is welcome and we invite all local residents and members of local schools and universities to get involved. We have regular volunteer and open gardening days, as well as harvest and shared community meals. Starting in fall the site will also offer community nutrition and cooking courses, as well as information on food justice and empowerment. The site was generously donated by First Tabernacle to the local community and schools as a place of learning, environmental sustainability, and for the production of local fresh foods. The project is run as a partnership between the non-profit Planting Seeds of Hope, Amplify consulting, the First Tabernacle team, and local residents! We partner with both local schools, Peshine Avenue School and TEAM Charter, as well as multiple other city offices, local non-profits and businesses and university teams! Email or FB message us to learn about the Farmer's Market, Volunteering, Enrichment Visits, Events, or Contributions.

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