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Sustainable September in East Orange

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 is all about sustainability at the East Orange Farmers Market. Sustainability is the process of maintaining change in a balanced environment, in which the exploitation of resources, the direction of investments, the orientation of technological development and institutional dynamics are all in harmony and enhance both current and future potential to meet human needs and aspirations. To be more sustainable one must practice the following:

    • Learn more about sustainable living.
    • Save energy by turning off the appliances and lights when you leave the room.
    • Conserve water by not letting water run too long and taking shorter showers.
    • Use less fuel and decrease your carbon imprint by using your bike more or walking.
    • Eat more green, raw, and local foods.
    • Reuse and Recycle!

Reuse and Recycle is a huge component of living a more sustainable life. The East Orange Department of Public Works is collaborating with the East Orange Farmer’s market on Tuesday, September 17, to provide information and demonstrations on the best recycling and reusing practices. The Urban Agricultural Cooperative will also demonstrate best practices to decrease our carbon footprint. A carbon footprint is a measure of the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases emitted by human activity or accumulated over the full life cycle of a product or service. Simply put, the carbon footprint is a metaphorical description for the impact our actions and choices have on the environment.

Sustainability ensures our environment is healthy and functional which leads to greater overall wellness and lifestyle affordability. Thanks to the support of NJHCN the EO Farmers Market is meeting more of the needs of our community.

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City of East Orange

East Orange is a 3.9 square mile city in Essex County, New Jersey with a community of approximately 65,000 residents (2014). East Orange shares borders with the following cities and towns: Newark to the east and south and Glen ridge and Bloomfield to the north. It is the States 20th most populous municipality in 2010 and ranked second of 22 in Essex County.