14 March 2011

Creating the Morristown EcoCenter–March 19, 2011 Meeting

Posted by Admin under: Community Development; Ecology; Economy; Events; Forum; Future; Green Building; Inspiration; Landscaping; Leadership; Sustainability .

Please note: This event will now be held at the site of the proposed EcoCenter
55 Bank Street, Morristown, NJ
instead of at the Library, but you must RSVP to attend. Please click here for an invitation.

Morristown EcoCenter Concept Sketch

We’re inviting a number of our colleagues and collaborators to join us for a presentation on the planning and design of the Morristown EcoCenter for our March meeting.

The essence of the plan is to convert a former auto dealership — in many ways an icon of America’s automobile-centered culture — into a facility that is seeding sustainability and sustainable enterprise in Morristown and the surrounding region. The existing 20,000-SF building will house an organic restaurant — a first in Morris County — along with a “food hub,” consisting of a walk-in cooler for fresh, local produce; a commercial kitchen and “food discovery center”; educational programming on urban agriculture, and so on.

The project will feature 10,000 square feet of rooftop commercial greenhouse space, along with a range of innovative technologies designed to conserve energy, recycle water and other resources, and grow food, flowers, and native species on site.

Please note the date for this event — Saturday, March 19, 1-4 p.m. — RSVP to [email protected]. Limited to the first 40 to respond.

In addition to presenting the plans and ideas, we’ll be focusing on the opportunities for individuals and organizations to become involved. Please join us for a tour of the site and a discussion of this visionary project.

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Residents Invited to Visit the Proposed Site | Morristown EcoCenter Says:

16 March 2011 at 11:20 am.

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Saturday, April 16, 1-4 p.m. "Haiti & Us: The Leading Edge of Sustainable Development." At the Morristown EcoCenter, 55 Bank Street, Morristown, NJ 07960. A copy of the update presentation has been posted here.
Saturday, March 19, 1-4 p.m. "Creating the Morristown EcoCenter." Held at 55 Bank Street, Morristown, the site of the proposed EcoCenter.
Saturday, February 19, 1-4 p.m. Monthly meeting, ""A Profound Transformation in Consciousness," Morris County Library, Whippany, NJ. Click here for details.
Saturday, January 15, 1-4 p.m. Putting Idealism into Practice: Tour of Half Moon House. Click here for details.
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