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Solar Charger Community Showcase- Newark Resilient Solar Initiative: West Ward

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Resilient Solar Initiative, powered by Solar One and funded by National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA), is a high school internship program in partnership with the City of Newark’s
Office of Sustainability. Its mission is to develop eight mobile solar chargers deployed to city-wide
community hubs for emergency preparedness. These chargers provide supplemental electricity during
emergencies, aiding Newark residents with medical devices and electronics.

To raise awareness of solar power’s importance, the initiative hosts eight Community Engagement
Showcase “pop-up” events. These free events educate Newark students, families, and businesses on
solar power’s role in emergency services. Events feature:

  • Educational Activities: Engage with STEM-focused activities and learn about green
    energy careers, fostering positive climate action in our community.
  • Live Demonstrations: Witness training demonstrations and the deployment of a
    solar-energy powered emergency battery station, showcasing the practical
    applications of sustainable technology.
  • Cultural Elements: Enjoy lively music and savor locally-sustained food for lunch,
    creating a vibrant and inclusive atmosphere.
  • Community Engagement: Interact with first responders in workshop
    demonstrations and sign up for additional Community Emergency Response Training
    (CERT) to enhance community preparedness.
  • Environmental Advocacy: Explore the critical need for climate change mitigation
    and proactive protective measures, addressing Newark’s vulnerability to severe
    weather incidents.

Partner Organizations:
City of Newark Office of Health & Community Services
City of Newark Office of Emergency Management
Essex County Office of Emergency Management
City of Newark Police & Fire
Newark Science and Sustainability
South Ward Environmental Alliance
Urban League of Essex County
Ironbound Community Corporation
Greater Newark Conservancy
Newark Public Schools
Newark Green Team
Department of Emergency Management
Jannah on Grafton


July 18
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Solar One
The Newark Office of Sustainability


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3-7 Fairmount Avenue
Newark, NJ 07107 United States
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