Green Top Stories

March 24, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - Countywide scrap metal recycling drop-off locations will be open twice a month beginning on April 4, at the service yard in Rahway River Park and at the Emergency Services Building in Cranford.   A wide variety of metal goods, from household appliances to gutters and sheds, are ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – This year’s Hunterdon County Bike to Work Week will be held from May 13-17. This free annual event provides local commuters with a fun and engaging opportunity to leave their cars behind and consider bicycling to work instead. It’s sponsored by goHunterdon, the local non-profit ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - As per of Union County's upcoming 'Arbor Day' celebrations the County's County Shade Tree Advisory Board tis once again provide free trees for local schools. This year’s free 'Arbor Day' tree is the American Flowering Dogwood, a species native to the northeast. The trees are ...

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There was plenty of time for serious discussion about discarded plastic bags on the beach, about trash in urban waterways and ways to ensure school buildings recycle as much paper as possible. And the annual Environmental Exchange included hands-on opportunities for 180 students from 11 schools ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – A new hydroponic garden funded by Union County has been brightening up the winter months at the Richmond Terrace senior housing apartments in Plainfield. The new garden was funded through the Freeholder Board’s Union County Means Green community garden grant program. “The ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents and business owners that free countywide scrap metal recycling drop-off locations are open twice a month beginning on April 4, at the service yard in Rahway River Park and at the Emergency Services Building in Cranford.   A wide ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – As Earth Month approaches, the Union County is offering an easy way for residents to pitch in and help improve the environment. Residents can safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals and other special waste, by bringing these items to the free Household Hazardous Waste ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – For township resident Chris Kelly, St. Patrick's Day weekend was not so much about the wearing o' the green, as it was about the restoration of it. An avid runner and mountain biker, the former township mayor recently noticed that the part of Six Mile Run around Jacques Lane was ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In a new push for greater plastic recycling, the Springfield Environmental Commission and Green Team are working to offer more alternatives for recycling in town with the goal of protecting the environment. The environmental commission and green team have partnered with The ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The borough is continuing its tree planting program this year, free of charge for residents. Residents can request to have a tree planted in front of their house in the public right of way, according to borough officials. While there is no cost for the tree planting, homeowners ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Two teams of students from the New Jersey Institute of Technology were awarded $15,000 each in federal grants to help develop technologies for environmental and public health challenges. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the grantees for its People, Prosperity ...

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Friends of Allegany State Park has been awarded a $10,625 state grant to begin the restoration of the Red House Sawmill, a historic building that was used to produce lumber for cabins and other structures within the park. The first phase includes securing, stabilizing and sanitizing the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Green Team plans to engage, educate, inform and entertain the public with an array of activities as Earth Day approaches. The slate of upcoming events the local Green Team is holding includes film screenings, a massive spring cleaning, a free swap and ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Mark your calendars for Morristown's Annual Spring Clean up on Saturday April 27, 2019. The Morristown Beautiful and Morristown Clean Communities are asking individuals, families, schools, civic, religious and business groups to particpate to help clean up parks, playgrounds, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK – Politicians, residents and environmental groups found themselves at odds with unions over an extension of the Transco natural gas pipeline that would run through New Jersey and the Raritan Bay to New York. Williams, the energy infrastructure company that owns and operates the ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - The Oyster Farmers, a feature length documentary centering on coastal life in New Jersey, was officially released March 19 via Virgil Films. Jetty decided to fund the film via its Jetty Rock Foundation, the 501(C)3 nonprofit arm of the brand, in 2016, but the ethos of the ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - The Oyster Farmers, a feature length documentary centering on coastal life in New Jersey, was officially released March 19 via Virgil Films. Jetty decided to fund the film via its Jetty Rock Foundation, the 501(C)3 nonprofit arm of the brand, in 2016, but the ethos of the ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - The Oyster Farmers, a feature length documentary centering on coastal life in New Jersey, was officially released March 19 via Virgil Films. Jetty decided to fund the film via its Jetty Rock Foundation, the 501(C)3 nonprofit arm of the brand, in 2016, but the ethos of the ...

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Edison, NJ - Spring has finally arrived! The mercury in that old thermometer is slowly starting to rise, giving us warmer days, and with the recent setting of our clocks forward by one hour, longer days.  According to The Old Farmers Almanac, the spring equinox starts on Wednesday, March 20, at ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston is on track to becoming the second municipality in the state and eighth in the country to make 100 percent renewable energy available to a majority of its residents after the mayor and council passed resolutions last week that will provide 100 percent ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK – Politicians, residents and environmental groups found themselves at odds with unions over an extension of the Transco natural gas pipeline that would run through New Jersey and the Raritan Bay to New York. Williams, the energy infrastructure company that owns and operates the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston is on track to becoming the second municipality in the state and eighth in the country to make 100 percent renewable energy available to a majority of its residents after the mayor and council passed resolutions last week that will provide 100 percent ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston is on track to becoming the second municipality in the state and eighth in the country to make 100 percent renewable energy available to a majority of its residents after the mayor and council passed resolutions last week that will provide 100 percent ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston is on track to becoming the second municipality in the state and eighth in the country to make 100 percent renewable energy available to a majority of its residents after the mayor and council passed resolutions last week that will provide 100 percent ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK – Politicians, residents and environmental groups found themselves at odds with unions over an extension of the Transco natural gas pipeline that would run through New Jersey and the Raritan Bay to New York. Williams, the energy infrastructure company that owns and operates the ...

Read more »

EAST BRUNSWICK – Politicians, residents and environmental groups found themselves at odds with unions over an extension of the Transco natural gas pipeline that would run through New Jersey and the Raritan Bay to New York. Williams, the energy infrastructure company that owns and operates the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the county's Public Works Department urge residents to mark their calendars and start collecting documents for easy, no-hassle shredding, starting March 30. Shredding events will be held on 10 Saturdays through the Operation ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the county's Public Works Department urge residents to mark their calendars and start collecting documents for easy, no-hassle shredding, starting March 30. Shredding events will be held on 10 Saturdays through the Operation ...

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The Monroe Township Zoning Board is expected to hear an amended application on Tuesday, March 26 that would bring 206 new housing units and retail to an environmentally-sensitive area of Monroe, at the Millstone River. Mayor Gerald Tamburro said the area is home to a bald eagle’s nest perched ...

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Trenton, NJ -  Legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr., which would require railroad operators to remove obstructive vegetation near railroad crossings, was released from  the Senate Transportation Committee on Monday, by a vote of 5-0. “We cannot allow for vegetation to impede ...

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