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Community Green Meetup Pages

Community Green is an all volunteer organization.

Community Green is an interconnected coalition of people and organizations promoting eco-conscious lifestyles.

Our Vision: We believe in transforming ourselves, our communities, our world by nurturing creative solutions for local and global issues. Caring for our environment is joyful and rewarding for ourselves and future generations.

Our Mission: Our network provides simple, healthful, community based activities. We bring people together to take positive action and rebuild local resilience.

Together, we make a world of difference!



Marnie Vyff runs the Mountain Lakes Organic Co-op and has discovered that we have to break from the world that's marketed to us and follow our inner voice to find the greatest happiness. She is an avid environmentalist and promotes how affordable and rewarding it is to be green. Living in Mountain Lakes most of her life, Marnie is also on the local Environmental Commission and Shade Tree Commission, and works with other local environmental groups.

Our Organizer Team:

Ariane Delafosse launched Community Green in April of 2007. Living in New Jersey her entire adult life, she is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in Landscape Architecture. Ariane’s mission is to connect the people with local and global environmental issues, starting with our own backyards. Ariane is an avid gardener, beekeeper, photographer and hiker, and served 2 years on the Bernards Green Team and Environmental Commission.

Brooke Morales Brooke owns Beaux Art Green LLC with her business partner and fellow interior designer, Ivy Tabor. Beaux Art Green is an interior design firm specializing in the usage of healthy and sustainable building practices and material selections for their clients. They strive to educate the industry and public whenever possible to encourage environmentally friendly design choices. Ms Morales also presents USGBC and AIA continuing education units (ceu’s) on Indoor Air Quality as well as other related educational information to architects, designers and contractors. She is a contributor to the ASID Ask the Designer series in the Star Ledger and the ASID Insider magazine.     

Wanda Knapik is a permaculture designer and educator, co-founder of the Permaculture Network of New Jersey, owner of My Local Garden, Professor of Permaculture at Seton Hall, co-founder of Farm the Earth, Communityearth board member, Bernardsville Green Team leader, Bernardsville Community Garden director, organic vegetable gardener, edible landscape designer, beekeeper, nature photographer, environmental activist and community organizer. In addition to educational programs and events, Wanda offers regenerative design services, applying permaculture and ecological principles to urban and suburban landscapes across New Jersey. She has a bachelors degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology and a masters from Seton Hall University. She currently resides in Bernardsville, Somerset County.

Meet Community Green at local NJ events because to make a difference in the world we all need to be actively involved with our own communities! Interested in becoming a Volunteer Organizer for Community Green? All are welcome to apply, just download our Organizer Guidelines & Application here and let us know your interested via email.

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