Seminar Speaker Series

Newark Environmental Sustainability Institute (NESI) Seminar Speaker Series

The Newark Environmental Sustainability Institute (NESI) at Rutgers University-Newark is hosting their Spring 2018 monthly Seminar Speaker Series that highlights multi-disciplinary research and programming in sustainability issues. Presentations draw from the expertise of faculty, community partners and corporate enterprise.


On Wednesday, February 28, NESI and the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department at Rutgers-Newark are co-sponsoring a seminar by Tobias A. Fox, Founder Managing Director, Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc.


Scheduled presentation: Think Global, Act Local....That's GLOCAL!

Seminar Description: Tobias A. Fox will give a presentation on sustainability along with grassroots organizing as a means to increase awareness of environmental issues. In his seminar you'll also explore how he increases residents access to healthy food and empower them to become actively involved in reshaping their environment, while taking back their health and growing our local food system. 

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Location: Smith Hall Seminar Room 125, 101 Warren St., Newark, NJ 07102


Speaker Bio

Aside from being a writer and having ten years of independent publishing experience, Tobias A. Fox is a Professional Organizer, Master Gardener, Photographer and Coordinator of an annual Sustainable Living Empowerment Conference that he established in 2013. He conducts various community events, presentations and workshops on sustainable living practices and has assisted numerous urban farmers and gardeners with the cultivation of their agricultural space.

He is also founder of the community-driven, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc. (“Newark SAS”). Newark SAS serves as Facilitator and Coordinator of the Newark Community Food System (“NCFS”), a new non-partisan collective of deeply engaged community leaders, in partnership with Whole Cities Foundation (“WCF”), a nonprofit established by Whole Foods Market. NCFS aims to support and develop sustainability efforts in urban agriculture, as well as, wellness and nutrition programs. This will be accomplished by tackling social determinants of health and using community driven problem solving in a fiercely collaborative way.

In 2014, he was awarded the Newark NAACP Environmental Justice Honoree, and received a 2016 Community Service Award presented by the Northeast Earth Coalition.



Hope to see you there!