The Mission of the Montclair Office of Environmental Affairs is to: implement cost-saving energy reduction and waste prevention measures for the Township; provide information on environmental stewardship, public wellness, and economic responsibility to residents, schools, local businesses, and the municipal operations; and, as the liaison between the municipality and the Montclair Environmental Commission, to help create policies that protect our natural environment, the health and safety of residents, and the resilience of Montclair now and in the future.
Baristanet was born in May 2004 and soon after emerged as a leader in hyperlocal news. Baristanet receives more than 15,000 visits a day and covers Montclair, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield as well as bringing readers news and happenings in and around Essex County. Baristanet has inspired local news sites in Pittsburgh, Brooklyn, New Haven, Watertown, MA and Red Bank, NJ. The biggest contributors to the site are their readers — their active participation has turned Baristanet into a true online community.
The Montclair Center BID works to keep Montclair Center great, make it even better, and let the world know about shopping, dining, working and living in Montclair Center. They focus on vibrant streets, economic development and quality of life.
Montclair Climate Action seeks to achieve significant steps towards greenhouse gas reduction and climate change adaptation by the government and residents of the township of Montclair through organizing, education, outreach, and lobbying in order to make Montclair a climate leader.
The Montclair Environmental Commission’s mission is to guide Montclair Township to reduce carbon emissions, build climate resilience, advance environmental justice, and protect our living environment by advising, advocating, educating, developing policy and leading new initiatives.
The Northeast Earth Coalition, Inc, (NEEC) works at the community level to protect the environment and promote local sustainability and food security. They believe that a strong local food system contributes to the health of our entire community, and work to facilitate greater understanding of the social, economic, & environmental impacts of our food choices.
THE MAX of Montclair is a complete 10-Week body renewal system that combines fitness classes, nutritional guidance, and (probably most important) motivation into one easy-to- follow program. They enthusiastically offer plant-based nutrition programs to fit the needs of anyone trying to lessen their carbon footprint or make the world a better place for animals.
The Sierra Club is the most enduring and influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. The New Jersey Chapter’s 20,000 members are a powerful force working to defend our right to a livable environment.
Their mission is to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; and to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environments.
“At ZURA we provide a safe place for students to get heathy in their bodies and minds through yoga and movement. The Plant Based Initiative is in line with our yogic values of caring for the community and promoting wellness for all beings.” – ZURA Montclair