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August 2, 2022

ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Elizabeth will be getting a bit greener thanks to Groundwork Elizabeth’s plan to add four new micro-forest.  At a press conference at the micro-forest behind the Elmora Branch of Elizabeth Public Library, Executive Director of Groundwork Elizabeth Jonathan Phillips ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — It hadn’t been on his must-see list, but he saw a deer give birth anyway. It happened right in his backyard last week, Tremont Avenue resident Mitch Slater told TAPinto Westfield. “It certainly wasn’t on my bucket list to watch a deer give birth, but I did, and it was ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - On Friday, June 3rd, five leaders from Groundwork Elizabeth’s Youth Initiatives program lent a hand at a Blue Acres project day and joined the collaborative work team of 45 people who came to replant trees and shrubs and weed the deer-protected cages of the Blue Acres site area in ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Ultrarunner Shan Riggs is attempting to be the first-known person to run the East Coast Greenway, the 3,000-mile walking and biking route that extends from Florida to Maine. He has already covered more than two-thirds of the miles, supported by his partner Joshuaine (Josh) Grant, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Starting Wednesday, May 4, all New Jersey retail stores, grocery stores, pharmacies and restaurant take-out locations will no longer be providing single-use plastic bags or polystyrene foam foodservice products. Often called the “Bag Ban” by state officials and local governments, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - In celebration of Earth Day, Groundwork Elizabeth collaborated with Union County local governments and businesses to plant trees and inspire each other to take a Climate Safety Pledge at Phil Rizzuto Park in Elizabeth.  Groundwork Elizabeth’s Executive Director Jonathan Phillips ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - SJI Industries, the parent company of Elizabethtown Gas, is celebrating this year’s Earth Day by engaging customers and communities in sustainability efforts. To help further these sustainability efforts, SJI Industries has created the SJI Green Team, an employee resource group ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Mayor Chris Bollwage, County of Union Commissioners, Groundwork Elizabeth and their partners will be teaming up for an Earth Day celebration at Phil Rizzuto Park’s Outdoor Nature and Education Center. The event will be held on Earth Day, April 22, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Earth ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — It’s time to destroy the egg masses that spotted lanternflies laid on tree trunks, lawn furniture and other outdoor surfaces this past fall to prevent the pests from doing damage to the county’s plants and crops this spring. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive pest that can ...

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RAHWAY RIVER WATERSHED, NJ — Over the last several months, much talk in Rahway, neighboring towns, Union County, and throughout the state has focused on the continuing effects and aftermath of storms, hurricanes, and flooding on local communities, especially those along waterways such as the Rahway ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Elizabeth is encouraging residents to bring their own bags when shopping ahead of the state’s “bag ban” going into effect in May.  Effective May 4, all single-use plastic carry-out bags and foam food containers will no longer be available in all retail and grocery ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Bezos Earth Fund has announced the award of a $6 million grant to the Groundwork network, allowing for the organizations to address the climate crisis through ambitious, nature-based, community-driven, resilience projects that engage residents in the process of building safer ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - With All Hallow's Eve festivities taking up much of this week, it is the perfect time to get out and see the show our forests put on every year.  The NJ Forest Service is reporting that the many areas of High Point State Park and New Jersey Veterans' Memorial are past peaks. But ...

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TRENTON — Online resources have been made available to school districts and educators that can be used to incorporate climate change education across K-12 classrooms beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, announced the New Jersey Department of Education. New Jersey became the first state in the ...

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Residents can safely dispose of common household chemicals and other special wastes at this event. SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Union County Board of Commissioners reminds residents that the next free Household Hazardous Waste event of 2021 will be held on Saturday, October 23, from 9:00 a.m. to ...

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