April 19, 2018

Newark to Preview Sustainability Action Plan 2020 at Earth Day Celebration

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April 18, 2018 - Newark, NJ – Mayor Ras J. Baraka will celebrate Earth Day by issuing a directive to all Department Directors to incorporate sustainability priorities into their annual plans. At the event, he will preview the City’s Sustainability Action Plan 2020 commitments to interdepartmental collaboration to make Newark cleaner, greener, healthier, more engaged, and more prepared in the face of climate change.

Sustainability commitments include actions related to litter and recycling, brownfields remediation, green infrastructure, urban forestry management, open space planning, healthy development, idling enforcement, childhood lead exposure and asthma triggers in homes, urban agriculture, climate planning, renewable energy and alternative fuels infrastructure, energy efficiency savings, and internships for young sustainability champions. A summary of the Sustainability Action Plan 2020 will be provided at the event.

Mayor Baraka will invite residents to join him in celebrating Earth Day by participating in one of several ongoing sustainability initiatives including: citywide clean ups, the Adopt A Catch Basin program, and Newark Trees Count. 

Earth Day activities taking place throughout Newark can be found at

WHO: Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark, Chief Sustainability Officer Nathaly Agosto Filion, City of Newark Departmental Directors
WHAT: Newark Earth Day 2018 Sustainability Action Plan Preview 
WHEN: Friday, April 20, 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: City Hall Press Briefing Room, 920 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey 

For more information, contact the Newark Press Information Office at (973) 733-8004