See Gray Russell or Ed Schwartz

at the following Speaking Engagements or Events

June 11, 2009
"Green Home Energy Tips"
Tenafly Environmental Commission: Greening Tenafly Forum
Tenafly, New Jersey
How to go green to save green, increase your comfort, and reduce your carbon footprint by assessing your home's "whole house performance" including air circulation, insulation, heating and cooling systems, lighting/appliance efficiency, and conservation. We'll begin with a brief "Energy 101" discussion about where our energy comes from, and why changing how we choose and use energy is one of the most important issues of our time.

May 28, 2009
"Homes Go Green: Tips for Saving Energy and Money for Resident"
Community Environmental Clinic
Glen Ridge Train Station
Glen Ridge, New Jersey

May 19, 2009 7:30 pm
Environmental Forum - "Power Past Coal"
Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Montclair, New Jersey
Coal produces over half of our electricity, but most Americans know very little about this fossil fuel. Learn about the many problems with the mining, processing, and burning of coal, and how activists are trying to end the disaster of Mountaintop Removal.

May 14 - 16, 2009
The Climate Project: North American Summit
Nashville, TN
In 2006, Gray Russell was selected to become an official Climate Messenger by TCP, the Alliance for Climate Protection (www.theclimateproject.org), and Al Gore. He has given more than 2 dozen lectures on climate change to over 2,000 people. This summit will launch a major new movement by TCP to build a formidable grassroots advocacy force to train thousands of activists to persuade policy makers to pass significant climate legislation this year. Mr. Gore will present his latest material on climate change. Participants will receive instruction from renowned political strategists on how to mobilize at the local, state, regional, and national levels.

May 9, 2009 9 am to 12 noon
How Green Can We Be? Become Environmentally Aware
The Garden Club of East Hampton
East Hampton, New York
Hear about what some towns in this area are doing, and what others can do, to be greener places to live, work, shop, and go to school.

May 3, 2009 3 to 4 pm
Gloriously Green Festival
"Answer the Call: the Science of Global Warming"
Congregation Agudath Israel
Caldwell, New Jersey
The compelling, official slide show developed by former Vice President Al Gore, created to spread the urgent message about the planetary crisis of global warming, its causes and solutions, as well as the opportunities it presents. The ethical and equity aspects of climate change are discussed.

May 3, 2009 12 to 2 pm
"Green Tips for the Home"
West Orange Energy Fair
Liberty Middle School
West Orange, New Jersey
How to go green to save green, increase your comfort, and reduce your carbon footprint by assessing your home's "whole house performance" including air circulation, insulation, heating and cooling systems, lighting/appliance efficiency, and conservation.

May 2, 2009 2 to 4 pm
Rand School Eco-Fair
Montclair, New Jersey
Tabling and information on recycling and composting.


April 28, 2009
Smart Home Renovations: Affordable and Green
Adult School of Montclair
Montclair, New Jersey
In two sessions, one an evening class at Montclair High School and the second an afternoon tour of a truly green house, Ed Schwartz and Julie Tung's home in Ridgewood, you will learn and see everything you need to be able to begin planning, designing, and purchasing the materials and equipment for a sustainable renovation or addition project for your home. These two courses can help you increase the value of your home while lowering your costs and also your carbon footprint.

April 24, 2009
Go Green NJ: Statewide Initiative for Sustainability
Bergen Community College
Paramus, New Jersey
10:30 AM Speaker - Gray Russell, "The Essentials of Home Composting: Good for our Gardens, Good for the Earth"
This fun lecture explains why composting is one of the most important steps to improving your gardening. First: the importance of soil ("Dirt 101"), and how it can be improved. Then, how to transform your leaves, grass clippings, yard prunings, and certain kitchen scraps into a healthy, nutrient-rich soil conditioner. The Five Essentials of successful composting, the many uses of compost, and appropriate bin selection and placement are explained, clearly and simply.

11:30 AM Speaker - Ed Schwartz, "Home Energy Savings"
Everyone can do their part to make their homes more sustainable. Find out how what you can do to reduce energy use significantly in your home, while increasing safety, health and comfort at the same time. Hear about the most common problem spots, how to identify, and how to make improvements to help your home reduce its carbon footprint.

April 22, 2009
Greening Your Home
Montclair, New Jersey

April 19, 2009
Ridgewood Environmental Advisory Committee: Earth Day in Ridgewood
Ridgewood, New Jersey

April 18, 2009
Essex County Environmental Center: Earth Day Celebration
Roseland, New Jersey

April 18, 2009
Eco-Friendly Yard Care: Good for our Gardens, Good for the Earth
Van Vleck House and Gardens
Montclair, New Jersey

April 14, 2009
Going Green with Water-Wise Yard Care: Good for our Gardens, Good for the Earth
Cora Hartshorn Arboretum
Short Hills, New Jersey
Water-efficient yard care without toxic chemicals; composting to improve your soil; building rain gardens; creating backyard habitats; and, the benefits of native plants.

April 3-5, 2009
PSEG GreenFest 2009
Garden State Exhibit Center
Somerset, New Jersey
The Garden State's premier event for green initiatives again features state and national leaders in environmental endeavors who will share ideas about how residents and businesses can take steps to reduce New Jersey's carbon footprint. The event boasts some 100 green exhibits, interactive workshops, and programs for both adults and children, and is designed to inspire people by gathering together interested, informed citizens committed to doing their part in protecting our planet.
a) 4/4: Speaker: "Green Tips for the Home"
b) 4/5: Panel Discussion: "Sustainable Jersey/Sustainable Communities", with Randy Solomon, the Sustainable State Institute, and Fred Profeta, Mayor, Maplewood