Union County residents who are looking for ways to go green in 2017 now have a handy online tool to help out: the new Union County Green Connection. The Green Connection provides quick links to Union County programs related to environmental conservation, including volunteer opportunities, recycling events, educational programs, alternative transportation and much more.

The Green Connection is available on the Union County website at ucnj.org/green-connection.

“The Green Connection is a colorful, user-friendly experience that can be enjoyed by all ages,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “If you are looking for ways to make a difference in your community, exploring the Green Connection is a good way to start.”

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The Green Connection is part of Chairman Bergen’s “Union County Means Green” initiatives for 2016, which also included a seminar for local businesses, a series of recycling programs for elementary school students, and a Community Garden Grants program that provided matching funds for 19 gardens in 10 municipalities.

In addition to services run by Union County offices, the Green Connection provides links to municipal websites and local organizations that offer programs related to sustainability and the environment.

For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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