The Teaneck Democratic Municipal Committee will hold a public forum on environmental protection, called “Our Fragile Ecosystem,” on Sunday, October 7, at Teaneck’s Rodda Center at 1:30 p.m. The forum will feature elected officials, local environmental activists, and members of the North Jersey community. The discussion will touch on a wide range of environmental concerns, from the local effects of global warming to industrial pollution to the preservation of open spaces such as the Hackensack River Greenway.
Invitations have been sent to Governor Phil Murphy; U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker; Representatives Josh Gottheimer (D-5th Dist.) and Bill Pascrell (D-9th Dist.); state Senator Loretta Weinberg, and Assembly members Gordon Johnson and Valerie Vainieri Huttle.
Participants will break out into smaller discussion groups led by Jeff Tittel, senior director of the New Jersey Sierra Club; Paula Rogovin of the Coalition to Ban Unsafe Oil Trains; and Harriet Shugarman of Climate Mama. Leaders of other local groups will provide information on their activities. They include Friends of the Hackensack River Greenway, Teaneck Creek Conservancy, NJ Food and Water, 360.org, and the Hackensack Riverkeeper.
For more information, call Alexandra Soriano-Taveras, Teaneck’s Democratic municipal committee chair, at (917) 502-0732, or email TeaneckDMC@gmail.com.