Green

June 10, 2021

CAMDEN, NJ – A local non-profit focused on the arts hopes to raise awareness around environmental racism in the city through a community-oriented project with the help of the Trust for Public Land. On Friday at 6 p.m. the Superior Arts Institute will hold an interactive exhibit and open mic at ...

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JoAnn Gemenden Brings More than 30 Years of Experience in Litter Abatement Following a nationwide search, the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) has found its next executive director right in the backyard – naming NJCCC Board Member JoAnn Gemenden to run the non-profit organization ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Businesses and organizations in the greater Camden and Newark areas are invited to apply for the New Jersey Zero Emission Incentive Program (NJ ZIP) starting April 6. The $15 million program, which is being piloted, is the first of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden, Gloucester Township and Cherry Hill have received a combined $360,746 to reduce waste and improve recycling efforts, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Acting Commissioner Shawn LaTourette said Tuesday. In all, the DEP through the Murphy administration ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — New Jersey Transit has issued an RFP to make eight electric buses available to Camden City commuters later this year, the company announced Friday. “These new electric buses...represent just one aspect of our overall strategy to transition to a 100% zero-emissions bus fleet ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Months after signing expansive environmental justice legislation, Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday vowed New Jersey would put its money where its mouth is - investing over $130 million in clean transportation projects. Murphy, who spoke about more green initiatives during a press ...

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TRENTON - The Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) welcomed three new members during its quarterly meeting on January 27. “We continue to seek state leaders who are committed to moving the anti-litter education campaign forward in New Jersey,” said NJCCC Board ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A safe, secure and - of course - fun park experience within 10 minutes of the home of any Camden resident by the year 2050. That will be the goal of the Camden Parks and Open Space Plan - summarized in an 80-page outline released Thursday.  The plan was written by Cooper's Ferry ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden’s Cooper’s Ferry Partnership plans to develop new community education programs and create more public green spaces with a $120,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) award. One of 18 organizations funded through the $2.1 million EJCPS Cooperative Agreements program, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The 8th annual Camden Environmental Summit, which will be held virtually for the first time this year, is set for Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon. This year's keynote speaker will be author, poet, wildlife biologist Dr. Drew Lanham, ahead of the March 2021 release of "Sparrow Envy: ...

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This story was produced in collaboration with a New Jersey reporting effort called Voting Block.  CAMDEN, NJ — Camden is, in essence, trying to improve the quality of Christina Allen’s nature walks. Allen, 27, has lived in the waterfront south part of the city her whole life. She says her ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The Comprehensive Air Monitoring Laboratory, which from far away may appear to be an innocuous building, in fact, works to provide the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) a variety of readings about Camden's air quality. Benjamin Saracco, research and digital ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden is legendary, talented, tough, resilient and so much more.  As part of artist Erik James Montgomery’s “Camden Is Bright Not Blight” project, portraits of residents — no matter what walk of life or age — are currently going up outside vacant homes and blighted apartment ...

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RUTGERS UNIVERSITY,- Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) webinar series celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day is back this fall but with a new name: “Earth Day Every Day!”    Formerly "Earth Day at Home," which debuted in the spring to mark the 50th anniversary of global environmental ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Parkside Business & Community in Partnership (PBCIP) was awarded a $293,411 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) at the end of August to help expand access to fresh produce from local community gardens.  Bridget Phifer, Executive Director of PBCIP, says ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Frederic Byarm, 54, has seen food from many sides. As a chef, a restaurateur and, of course, as a customer. He’s adding full-time farmer to that list with his next big endeavor. A Black-owned business, Invincible City will begin its mission to eradicate food deserts in Camden and ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — When it came time to line up for the end-of-the-game high-fives Wednesday, the East Camden Rays and Whitman Park Phillies didn’t hesitate. The two dozen or so players removed their navy and red caps and displayed good sportsmanship by slapping them together instead of their ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Across New Jersey, environmental activists and local government officials are turning their attention toward the State Assembly in anticipation of a vote on legislation that concerns environmental permits in burdened communities (S-232). Camden is no exception.  If approved, the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A four-day streak of nonstop sun, racking up 100 degrees Monday, led to what Augustine Cordero, 94, was holding in his hand right now.  Half of a green pepper — the appropriate color up top but a moldering brown where he held with his palm. Flakes of dried pepper whisked away by a ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Not since Hale-Bopp in 1997 has a comet been so visible to Northern Hemisphere viewers. Comet NEOWISE, discovered by the Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission, was found only last March as it began to enter the inner solar system. The icy interloper swung ...

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TRENTON – When the COVID-19 crisis hit New Jersey in mid-March, the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) had an immediate challenge: People were littering masks, wipes and gloves. Many were discarding personal protection equipment in shopping carts or carelessly throwing them on the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Friends James Punderson and Nicole Tyczynska, both 34, were — unbeknownst to them — the perfect case study for a 33-mile multi-use trail that is being proposed for the county. At midday Wednesday, the pair was cycling along the boardwalk of Camden’s Wiggins Waterfront ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — If you ever find yourself strolling down the 600 block of Walnut Street in the Bergen Square neighborhood of Camden, you’ll undoubtedly spot a pair of gardens that flank a modest house near the corner of the block.  Peer in closer, especially as spring transitions to summer, and ...

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