SUMMIT, NJ - In 1969, American pop-rock duo Dennis Zagar and Rick Evans held the number-one spot on Billboard's Hot 100 for six weeks with the song "In the Year 2525," which was themed around mankind's relatively submissive acceptance and dependence on technology.

Lyrics and music aside, what Summit will look like in 2025 and beyond will be at the center of an interactive panel discussion entitled "Summit's Sustainable Future," featuring Michael Rogers, Administrator, City of Summit; Rabbi Avi Friedman, Congregation Ohr Shalom-Summit Jewish Community Center; Marian Glenn, Ph.D. - Professor of Biology, Seton Hall University; Beth Lovejoy, Chair, Summit Environmental Commission, and Mike Shapiro, President and CEO, TAPinto. In addition, Summit High School Environmental Science students will share their vision and hopes for Summit.
What will the Hilltop City's citizens, schools, and businesses be doing differently?  These and other questions will be discussed at the public forum March 30, beginning at 7 p.m., at Central Presbyterian Church. Educators, civic and business leaders, and students will exchange ideas, experience and best practices on vital issues of conservation and community culture.  

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The free event is co-presented by and the Summit GreenFaith Circle, hosted by Central Presbyterian Church, and sponsored by the Summit-New Providence Rotary Club, The Summit Area YMCA, and Family Promise.

Refreshments will be served prior to the panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. Advance registration, requested by March 25, is required. For more information and to register, visit

Central Presbyterian Church is located at 70 Maple Street, with parking available in the commuter lot off Elm Street, next to the Church.