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Apr 29 (Tue), 7:00 pm
Welcome to your GMOcery - GMOs from Purchase to Plate

Welcome to the New Jersey Gateway Group's Sierra Club Page.

Serving Hillside, Elizabeth, and Essex County (except for Livingston, Millburn and Roseland).

The Gateway Group was organized in January 2011. Please contact any of the leaders below if you are interested in joining our campaigns to protect the environment. There are several Gateway Group positions open.

Web site: We are also accessible from the NJ Chapter web site.
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Gateway Group Officers
ChairDavid Yennior,, 973-844-1384
Vice ChairJohn Beadle, 973-284-1594
SecretaryOpen Position
TreasurerAnne Hirs, 973-844-1121
Program ChairJohn Beadle, 973-284-1594
Conservation Co-ChairsZaSah Khademi, 201-618-8572
David Korfhage, 973-932-0742
Political Chair Open Position
Fundraising Chair Open Position
Membership Co-ChairsSteven Yafet,, 908-354-2537
Barbara Conover ,201-452-9389
Newark Issues ChairBill Chappel, 973-623-6490
Water Issues ChairBill Chappel
Recycling Issues ChairLyle Landon, 201-247-0288
Passaic River ChairBrenda Toyloy,, 973-856-7056
Jeff Weiss,, 973-650-1030
Elizabeth Issues ChairPaula Borenstein, 908-289-3584
Outings Chair Open Position
Group ExcommDavid Yennior, John Beadle, and ZaSah Khademi


Please contact John Beadle or Barbara Conover, Gateway's Program Chairs, if you have a question about our programs listed below or any suggestions for a program in the future.

The Gateway Group invites YOU to join in the activism and asks your support as we strive to address the many issues facing the urban as well as suburban communities. There are several vacant positions listed, along with a full list of officers. For further information about upcoming activities, volunteer opportunities, or to discuss any concerns please contact me at or call 973-844-1384.


Tuesday, April 29 at 7:00 pm — Welcome to your GMOcery - GMOs from Purchase to Plate
Are you concerned about GMOs in your diet? 80% of what's on grocery shelves now contains "genetically engineered" (GMO) ingredients. These have not been proven safe (except by Monsanto).

BUT, since they are not required to be labeled, how do you identify which foods to keep out of your pantry and off your plate? Want to know how to shop GMO free within the current food markets of Northern NJ? Join Food Coach and Wellness Educator Ina Denburg for an informing evening of discussion. Her “GMOcery” display may contain items that will surprise you.

Ina Denburg is the Healthy Living columnist for where she has written several articles on GMOs over the past two years. These and other healthy living articles and recipes can be found on her website

Co-sponsoring groups include the Gateway Group NJ Sierra Club, the Cornucopia Network of NJ, the Caldwell CSA, CommunityGreen, Food & Water Watch, Genesis Farm, the Mountain Lakes Organic Co-op, NOFA-NJ, Purple Dragon Co-op, Boxed Organics, and Terra.

This event is free and open to the public. More Information.

For further information about programs please check the website.

New Jersey Sierra Club, 145 West Hanover St., Trenton, NJ 08618, USA

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Questions and comments about this web site may be sent to: David Yennior

For general questions about the Gateway Group, contact the Program Chair.

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