EAST ORANGE, NJ - The 6th Annual Sustainable Living Empowerment Conference will convene this Saturday May 26, 2018 at Elmwood United Presbyterian 135 Elmwood Avenue, East Orange, NJ.

This year’s theme, ‘Building Communities Through Sustainability’ underlies the deep commitment of the City and the special guests panelist poised to bring a ton of knowledge to our community on this day. The event boast an all-star lineup of eco-friendly professionals and significant stakeholders in their quest to impart sustainability strategies to the East Orange community. 

ITINERARY 
12:00pm-12:25 pm - Registration
 
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12:30pm-12:40pm - Welcome Remarks, Honorable Mayor Ted Green
 
12:45pm-1:30pm - Panel Discussion 
Topic: Sustainable Communities & Urban Agriculture

Moderator: TOBIAS FOX, Newark Science & Sustainability, Inc.
Panelist: MARK CHEATAM, Community Development Specialist, City of East Orange
Panelist: JOSE GERMAN, Environmental Activist & Urban Farmer, Northeast Earth Coalition, Inc.
Panelist: DR. MONIQUE GRIFFITH, Director, Dept. of Health & Senior Services, Irvington Township

1:45pm-2:30pm 
Workshop 1 
Presenter: GARFIELD SMITH 

Topic: Circle of Sustainability: Energy, Construction, Food Production, Rainwater Harvesting & Transportation. Connecting the social systems needed for a human society to exist to achieve the highest level of living with the carrying capacity of Earth.

Workshop 2
Presenter: AMARILYS OLIVO 

Topic: A Taste of African Heritage: Connecting with our Cultural Food Heritage. Certified Literacy Food Educator, Amarilys will host a workshop on A Taste of African Heritage - Plant Based Diet. She will discuss sustaining the health of our communities through our heritage.

2:30pm-3:00pm - Meal Break
 
3:00pm-3:45pm 
Workshop 3
Presenter: FIANAH MCMILLIAN 

Topic: Branding: The marketing practice of creating a name, symbol or design that identifies and differentiates you from others.

Workshop 4
Presenter: CHRISTOPHER SANDERS 

Topic: Visualize it, Say it, See it, then Be it! (V.S.S.B.): Architectural tools to create a Blue Print to one's Career and Life Goals.

4:00pm-4:45pm 
Workshop 5
Presenter: BRIA SATIVA AGUAYO 

Topic: Creating A Green Collar Industry by creating job opportunities that are satisfying while helping us nourish our communities and sustaining our world. 

Workshop 6
Presenter: BARBARA WEILAND 

Topic: KIDS IN BUSINESS® With 44 years of elementary and middle school teaching experience, Weiland shares her visionary discovery methods of open space and multi-age learning with regards to cultivating youth entrepreneurs.

 4:45pm-5:00pm - Closing Remarks

Onward and upward....

Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc.

"Creating Self-Sustaining Communities"

a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

Tobias A. Fox
Founder-Managing Director