.env file not read

I am doing the nightlife backend challenge of the FREE CODE CAMP. my project name is nightlife-njs1. in the error log I get the following type of messages:
not a command for every value of an environment variable. Can anybody help me please.

Looks like your project is private so I can’t view the code. It sounds like one of your environment variables is missing a = or you don’t have an entry for one of the fields. Make sure each entry in .env has the format VARIABLE=value e.g CLIENTID=1234