miss this compelling new film that documents the “battle” between Mills
Corporation, a multinational developer, and local environmental groups over
Meadowlands Mills, a proposed mega-mall once slated to be built on a 587-acre
parcel of wetlands located in Carlstadt, NJ known as the Empire Tract. The two
sides move from positions of intransigence to a shared consensus allowing for
the achievement of mutual goals. The film, in addition to providing a concise
history of the Hackensack watershed and its degradation and recovery, is being
hailed as a great model for conflict resolution.
"Building A Meadowlands" is available for loan at all Hackensack watershed public libraries. If you would like to order a copy of your own (DVD format), please CLICK HERE, or call the Hackensack Riverkeeper office at 201-968-0808, or mail a check, made out to Hackensack Riverkeeper, to 231 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601, for $15.00, which includes tax and 1st Class shipping via U.S. Mail. Additionally, Capt. Bill Sheehan and filmmaker Scott Dennis are available to speak at public showings of the film, if you would like to organize an event for your library or group.