Green Top Stories

December 13, 2018

EDISON,NJ - Recently launched Beautiful Edison, a nonprofit, will be hosting an informational presentation at the Clara Barton First Aid Squad, located at 1079 Amboy Avenue in Edison, on December 14 at 7 p.m.  According to organizers, the event is intended to help introduce the organization and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — When it comes to curbside recycling pickup, the town will be paying more money for fewer options in the coming year, a result of the changing market for scrap plastics, officials said. After rebidding it, the Town Council on Tuesday awarded a $607,000 contract for the curbside ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Area GreenFaith Circle's 'Bags to Benches' Plastic Film Recycling campaign is entering a new phase. United Methodist Church of Summit has successfully collected over 500 lbs. of plastic bags and plastic film in two months and now, the public collection site has shifted to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Braving the freezing temperatures on Sunday, December 9, members of Val’s Valiants and the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission put on their reinforced gloves and led Cub Scouts and Scout members from Pack 368 to clean up litter along both sides of Locust Avenue, between ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A former Roxbury town council member and mayor was honored this week by the state for her efforts to protect New Jersey’s environment. The woman, Sandy Urgo, was one of 11 people named at the 19th Annual Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards ceremony. The awards were presented ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Anticipating a large amount of Styrofoam following the holidays, the Hawthorne Green Team and the Borough will be holding a Styrofoam Drive on Saturday, December 29, between noon and 3:00 p.m. at the Recycling Center off of Wagaraw Road.  In the event of inclement weather, the ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that it would approve requests for seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean for geological surveying, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith has joined a House coalition pushing to end any prospects for offshore oil and gas drilling and ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Country Mile Gardens of Morristown will host their 10th Annual Christmas Tree Donation Weekend to benefit Homeless Solutions, Inc. For every cut tree over 5' they sell on today, December 9, Country Mile Gardens will make a $10 donation in support of Homeless Solutions shelter ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Sunday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Slow Food Northern New Jersey will be hosting a special indoor farmers market at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd.) in Maplewood in honor of "Terra Madre Day." According to Slow Food Northern New Jersey's website, this newly added market is to ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Through the work of the Glen Rock Environmental Commission (GREC) and Green Team, the borough was recognized by Sustainable Jersey with the Silver Certification award in recognition of its efforts to create a community which is healthy for residents and the environment. Glen Rock ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Every morning, dozens of students and teachers arrive at GL clutching whipped-cream topped, espresso-flavored drinks, sipping through Starbucks’ iconic green straws until only foam is left. But in the wake of the recent nationwide campaign against drinking straws, this ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that it would approve requests for seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean for geological surveying, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith has joined a House coalition pushing to end any prospects for offshore oil and gas drilling and ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that it would approve requests for seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean for geological surveying, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith has joined a House coalition pushing to end any prospects for offshore oil and gas drilling and ...

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CALDWELL, NJ - Ann Marchioni, chair of the Caldwell Environmental Commission (CEC), presented Sustainable Awards several groups and individuals during Tuesday’s borough council meeting. The CEC recently became the recipient of the coveted Blue Ribbon Award, presented by the Pennsylvania ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - In a perfect example of “You can’t have one without the other” city-based microbrewery The Alementary spent much of this past November supporting Hackensack Riverkeeper’s mission to ensure clean, plentiful water for all – including the making of craft beer. During that time, a ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - In a perfect example of “You can’t have one without the other” city-based microbrewery The Alementary spent much of this past November supporting Hackensack Riverkeeper’s mission to ensure clean, plentiful water for all – including the making of craft beer. During that time, a ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – The the New Jersey Arborists Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture brought manpower and equipment valued at $3.6 million to Colonial Park Dec. 1for the chapter’s annual Work Day of Service. Professional arborists and urban foresters volunteer a day of work at a ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The  New Jersey Arborists Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture brought manpower and equipment valued at $3.6 million to Colonial Park Dec. 1 for the chapter’s annual Work Day of Service. Professional arborists and urban foresters volunteer a day of work ...

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NJ ARBORIST VOLUNTEER WORK DAY AT COLONIAL PARK RESULTS IN $85,000 IN TREE CARE SERVICES   FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The the New Jersey Arborists Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture brought manpower and equipment valued at $3.6 million to Colonial Park Dec. 1for the chapter’s ...

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In a perfect example of “You can’t have one without the other” city-based microbrewery The Alementary spent much of this past November supporting Hackensack Riverkeeper’s mission to ensure clean, plentiful water for all – including the making of craft beer. During that time, a portion of the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Businesses and residents in the Plainfield downtown area will see a lot of activity come the new year.  Representatives from PSE&G appeared before the City Council on Dec. 4 to give a brief presentation on the proposed soil remediation project that is slated to begin. The ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A fairness and preliminary compliance hearing for the Township of Warren, for the Township’s housing element and fair share compliance plan for the Affordable Housing period 1987-2025 is set for Wednesday, Dec. 4 in Somerville.    The Docket is  No. SOM-L-904-15 and the ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ – The former Neshanic Flea Market property has been added to the South Branch Greenway. The 3.68-acre parcel of land including a historic residence was subdivided and a 2.8-acre parcel was deeded to the Somerset County Open Space Preservation Program; the other parcel containing a ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ – The former Neshanic Flea Market property has been added to the South Branch Greenway. The 3.68-acre parcel of land including a historic residence was subdivided and a 2.8-acre parcel was deeded to the Somerset County Open Space Preservation Program; the other parcel containing a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A fairness and preliminary compliance hearing for the Township of Warren, for the Township’s housing element and fair share compliance plan for the Affordable Housing period 1987-2025 is set for Tuesday, Dec. 4 in Somerville at 11 a.m.    The Docket is  No. SOM-L-904-15 and ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The northern end of Belmar’s beachfront is quietly making a comeback that will please Mother Nature. Piping plovers have returned to nest in the natural beach area near First Avenue, and the rare seabeach amaranth plant is sprouting along a strip of sand along the boardwalk between ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The northern end of Belmar’s beachfront is quietly making a comeback that will please Mother Nature. Piping plovers have returned to nest in the natural beach area near First Avenue, and the rare seabeach amaranth plant is sprouting along a strip of sand along the boardwalk between ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - To comply with its recycler and decrease the number of loads rejected by the facility, the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority reminds residents that plastic bags cannot be discarded in recycle carts. Recyclables must be removed from plastic bags, and placed loosely in the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  Michael Zushma, president of the South Plainfield Lions Club, has renewed the group’s Adopt-A-Spot agreement with the South Plainfield Clean Business Association. Three to seven people will continue to collect litter from Hamilton Boulevard where it runs along Route ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Residents have until Thursday Dec. 6 to take the survey about single use plastic bags. The survey was created by Girl Scout Braden Somers, of Troop 20642, Heart of NJ Council after learning about the impact of single use plastic bags on the environment, food chain, and drinking ...

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