Green

November 13, 2018

SOMERSET HILLS, NJ - Fall foliage has been at its peak the last few weeks in the Somerset HIlls region, and TAPinto Somerset Hills is sharing some of the best local places enjoy the autumn foliage. To have your photos added to the gallery here or to share your favorite spots to find fall foliage ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Free Acres section of Berkeley Heights off of Emerson Lane recently celebrated the completion of the historic Farmhouse renovations with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony. The opening of this wonderful building means so much to all past and present residents of Free ...

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WEST WINDSOR, NJ - At its 45th Environmental Congress held on October 12, 2018 at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) presented Val’s Valiants of Berkeley Heights with its prestigious 2018 Environmental Achievement Award ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Now that the Township Council has approved the Learning Community Garden, the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission is putting out a call for people to submit applications.  The purpose of the garden is to give people a chance to grow vegetables on a fenced plot.   The ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Summit Speech School, a non-profit organization that teaches deaf or hard of hearing children to listen and talk, has announced its New Providence facility will transition to solar power. “As a responsible organization that works with children, our conscience guides us to ...

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  WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Green Team, in partnership with the Watchung Hills Regional High School Environmental Club, will hold a free showing of “Saving The Great Swamp: Battle to Defeat the Jetport, ” on Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. in the South Auditorium at Watchung Hills Regional High ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The town of Westfield unveiled new recycling opportunities at its conservation center Wednesday, including a partnership with Second Chance Toys, which collects plastic toys, cleans them and gives them local to organizations that serve children in need. New sheds, paid for with a ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Saturday, Sept. 29, the gravel parking lot outside American Legion Post 433 transformed into a camping ground for New Providence residents’ old tables and dressers, mismatched chairs, and sporting equipment their children had grown out of. Inside the post building, ...

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WARREN, NJ - Discussion of Warren Township’s state imposed obligation to build affordable housing invokes lyrics from a popular song, “ They paved Paradise to put up a parking lot.” While not a parking lot, the number of new homes to be built according to a settlement agreement Warren Township is ...

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MADISON, NJ - As a follow up to its successful Town Swap, the Madison Environmental Commission is encouraging residents to go green by hosting individual yard sales on one common date at one common time: Saturday, October 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. “If everyone in town plans a yard sale on the same ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- County residents are invited to participate in the Fall Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside. This event is free of charge and runs from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The Newark Bait and Fly Casting Club are co-sponsoring ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Just in time before the Berkeley Heights Playground Camp wrapped up another success season, the campers were educated on recycling thanks to Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission member Kim Diamond and Dr. Patrick Smith of Smith Chiropractic Foundation. Recycling is ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – As a reward for Berkeley Heights residents collecting more than 500 pounds of thin film plastics within an eight-week period during the Trex Thin Film Plastics Challenge, the Trex Company (Trex) will be providing the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission (BHEC) with an ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Union County area until 10 p.m. Friday evening. Along with that storm and Flash Flood warning has also been issued until 6 p.m.  The Weather Service reports that winds in excess of 40 mph and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Plans for the Community Garden continue to evolve – now it is called the “Learning Community Garden,” with the focus on teaching organic farming methods, sustainable living techniques and preservation of harvest – how to can, freeze and dry vegetables, fruits, flowers and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – With 104.9 pounds of thin film plastic garbage collected as of Friday, June 29, Berkeley Heights residents helped their community pass the 100 pound milestone in the Trex Thin Film Plastics Recycling Challenge (Trex Challenge). This brings community more than one-fifth of the ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County residents and visitors can become instant tree experts just by taking a stroll, thanks to “Tree Trail” projects in County parks undertaken by volunteers with the Rutgers Master Tree Stewards program. In the latest project, on Tuesday a group of Master Tree Stewards ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – What does China have to do with New Providence recycling? Apparently a lot and residents should take a note of the new recycling guidelines, Borough Administrator Doug Marvin said at the Monday, June 11 council meeting. The new rules will evidently reduce the amount of ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Big changes have come to recycling in Union County – so big the county held a meeting on Wednesday, June 13, to go over the changes. Residents will need to adapt to the changes, some may need or want to get new recycling containers, and, failure to comply will result in ...

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CRANFORD – Cranford resident Kent Lucas was one of 150 commuters who embraced a more sustainable commute by trading in his car keys for pedals during TransOptions’ annual Bike to Work Challenge. Through TransOptions’ GoForGood app, riders tracked their bicycle commute trips and miles from May ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Despite the best intentions of the Environmental Commission and the efforts of Township Attorney Joe Sordillo, there will be no community garden built this year. The good news is everyone now knows what is needed to get the job done and a time table is in place to see that it ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - How do you turn 500 pounds of thin film plastic garbage into a high-performance park bench for one of our schools or parks? Participating in the Trex Thin Film Plastics Recycling Challenge (Trex Challenge) can ensure that goal. The Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - After receiving the “Kids Dig In” garden award grant, four raised bed gardens were delivered to Mountain Park Elementary School in Berkeley Heights. With the help of parent volunteers, students and staff, the team kicked off and jumpstarted their new garden, which the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Berkeley Heights has been chosen as part of Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados’s 2018 Union County Plant a Seed grants initiative. The grants have been awarded to 27 garden projects within nine municipalities through the Union County Means Green Community Garden Grants ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Have electronics that need to be recycled? Gather them up and bring them to Verizon's sixth Recycling Rally from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 10. The event, which is free and open to the public will take place at the Verizon Corporate Center, visitor parking lot overflow ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In the first collaboration of its kind, the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission (EC) is partnering with Governor Livingston High School (GL) to host the first annual Tree Walk and Rain Garden Talk on Thursday, April 26 at 11:30 a.m., at Governor Livingston High School ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Continuing on their quest to clean up and beautify their town, Berkeley Heights residents gathered litter found in and around two waters basins in Cinnamon Ridge, one adjacent to Grassman Lane and the other adjacent to Pinnel Court, on Saturday, April 7 as well as in Snyder ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission is putting out a call for residents who have an interest in joining a community garden.  The purpose of the garden is to give people, who do not have gardens at home, a chance to grow vegetables on a fenced plot.   The ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, has announced it will be stocking Union County’s parks and waterways for the opening day of trout season, scheduled for Saturday, April 7 at 8 a.m. Union County rivers and lakes are scheduled to be stocked with 23,950 rainbow trout ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – On Tuesday, March 27, with the last remnants of snow still on the ground, a group of Berkeley Heights residents gathered at Snyder Park to clean up litter along Snyder Avenue, between the park and the bridge over the stream running to the Passaic River, just before the Bank ...

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