Green

March 8, 2019

LAKE COMO, NJ — Lake Como is among four municipalities in the state — and the only in Monmouth County — to receive a Sustainable Jersey grant to install electric vehicle charging stations in their towns. The $10,000 award is earmarked to fund a public EV station in the parking lot of Lake Como ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Still confused over what you can toss into your recyclables bin? To reduce the amount of “contamination”— or unacceptable items — mixed in with recyclables, Monmouth County has released its 2019 Resident’s Recycling Guide. The booklet offers detailed lists of what is classified as ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — A group of students from a New York City high school has set its sights on Lake Como for an innovative project — developing a design plan to revitalize the lakefront. Students at Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design traveled from Brooklyn to Lake Como on January ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Belmar and Lake Como this year will receive comparable state recycling grants for each municipality’s recycling efforts in 2016. While Belmar will be awarded $4,446 and Lake Como $4,361, both amounts are in contrast to what each community received last year — Belmar’s ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Taking a hiatus from its work, Lake Como’s Environmental Commission recently gathered for an appreciation tea to reflect on a year of accomplishments. Commission member Marilyn Weber hosted the event at her home, where everyone also looked ahead to greener days when they will ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — The Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions has awarded an achievement award to Candide’s Garden, the earth-friendly garden of Lake Como Environmental Commission Chairman Jon Gibbons. Gibbons, a master gardener, received the ANJEC’s Community Volunteer Award for his ...

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BELMAR, NJ — While Belmar businesses have until mid-May to replace plastic bags with more eco-friendly options, borough officials are considering whether to throw plastic straws and plastic foam containers into the mix. During its effort this winter to ensure merchants are prepared for the ...

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POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ — Four sea turtles, including a 250-pound loggerhead, have been returned to the ocean from the Point Pleasant beach. Sea Turtle Recovery (STR), the nonprofit hospital located inside the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, conducted the September 5 release of “Tammie,” the ...

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POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ — Four sea turtles, including a 250-pound loggerhead, were returned today to the ocean from the Point Pleasant beach. Sea Turtle Recovery (STR), the nonprofit hospital located inside the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, conducted the September 5 release of “Tammie,” the ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Lake Como's Green Team is compiling information for state funding to place an electric vehicle charging station in the borough. And as part of the process, a Facebook polls show that nine of 73 persons — or 12 percent — who answered the poll operate electric vehicles. The ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — As the summer gets under way in Lake Como, recycling and rowdy behavior top the list of priorities in this small seashore community. Borough officials have been notified by DeLisa Waste Services that it will no longer pick up recyclables during curbside pick-up that are ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Belmar and Lake Como has received a total of $21,000 in annual Clean Communities funding by the Department of Environmental Protection, earmarked to assist in litter cleanup activities. The DEP awarded a total of $19.4 million to municipalities and counties throughout New ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Looking to keep plastic bags off its beaches and out of its waterways, Belmar is starting with the business community to help make that happen. The borough council approved an ordinance on May 15 that gives retail establishments until next spring to find a more ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar is back to growing its record as a Tree City USA, an Arbor Day Foundation distinction held by more than 3,400 communities throughout the country. It has earned the national designation for the second consecutive year after a 13-year hiatus — meeting these four core standards ...

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