Green

July 25, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – Years of industrial processing which has contaminated miles of water along the Lower Hackensack River stretching from Oradell Dam to the mouth of Newark Bay is now planned for a cleanup with some help from federal officials.  State Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Just months after Gov. Phil Murphy came to Newark to announce the dedication of $130 million towards clean transportation projects across the state, NJ Transit is now holding up its end of the deal with plans to bring electric buses to the area.  With investments in greener mobility ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — Arboretum Day couldn't have gone better!  That's what members of the Green Team are saying about the Sunday, May 23 event that was filled with sun, shade, and yes, trees and tree education. Arboretum Day was organized by the Shade Tree Committee, The Green Team, Garden ...

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Ridgewood, NJ - The Bergen County Board of Commissioners last week approved a resolution that awards a contract to Earthworks Inc. of Farmingdale, NJ for the restoration of the Wild Duck Pond that’s part of the Saddle River County Park system. The contract is just over $1.7 million.  After the ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — In celebration of Earth Week, the Green Team and Recycling Department are presenting a special program, Trash Talk with Ron Lottermann, Fair Lawn Recycling Coordinator on Monday, April 19 @ 8 pm. Trash Talk will be a candid, interactive conversation about our most pressing and ...

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TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Department of Agriculture Secretary Douglas H. Fisher is encouraging New Jersey residents to help take part in eliminating Spotted Lanternfly egg masses before they hatch near the end of April or in early May. Secretary Fisher and NJDA Plant Industry Division Director ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - It's spring cleaning time in the borough and from the DPW crew to volunteer citizens, many are pitching in. During recent council meetings, residents and council members alike have asked about cleaning up the streets and park areas. Resident volunteers will have their chance on ...

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NATIONAL -- Daylight Saving Time adds 1 hour to standard time (at 2:00 a.m.) to make better use of daylight and conserve energy. It is observed in over 70 countries worldwide, although the beginning and end dates vary from country to country. Arizona and Hawaii are the only states that do not ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will divest from fossil fuel investments following approval today by the university’s Board of Governors and Board of Trustees. The decision follows the recommendation of an ad hoc committee of faculty, students and staff formed to consider a fossil fuel ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers scientists for the first time have pinpointed the sizes of microplastics from a highly urbanized estuarine and coastal system with numerous sources of fresh water, including the Hudson River and Raritan River. Their study of tiny pieces of plastic in the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Environmental and grassroots community groups are taking aim at New Jersey’s Renewable Energy Credits program with the release of a report on Wednesday, which raised concerns about incinerators’ inclusion in the program.  The state’s renewable energy program is subsidizing ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Months after signing expansive environmental justice legislative, 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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MILLTOWN, NJ - It's a very quiet Groundhog Day in the borough with a thick blanket of snow covering Milltown and much of the Garden State on February 2. Middlesex County's favorite groundhog, Milltown Mel is in quarantine, but he sent a message out through his social media pages telling his ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — After the area was blanketed by well over a foot of snow on Monday, Essex County's resident groundhog delivered some potential good news for winter weary residents. Essex Ed, the groundhog at Turtle Back Zoo, made his annual weather predication on Tuesday, Feb. 2, which is ...

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New York, NY—Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer was in the neighborhood on Sunday, just hours before the first bands of the Nor'easter slammed into New York City, and he had climate change on his mind. By the time the storm subsided on Tuesday, Central Park received 17 inches of snow.  With ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Fair Lawn Green team in conjunction with the Fair Lawn Recycling Division will be hosting a styrofoam collection event on Saturday, January 2, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fair Lawn Recycling Center, 20-05 Saddle River Road. The first hour will be for Fair Lawn ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The snowy owl made an appearance yesterday afternoon along the Belmar oceanfront. Local photographer Nancy Orlowski was on the 16th Avenue beach at about 1:30 p.m. on December 8 when she captured the regal bird’s visit in both a photo (see above) and the video below as it was taking ...

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As you prepare your landscape for winter don’t overlook the trees, shrubs and perennials you have growing in containers. These need a bit of extra protection to help them survive cold winter temperatures.   The small amount of soil in container gardens does not always provide sufficient ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – While the single-use plastic bag ban statewide is not set to begin until May 2022, Glen Rock's ban will remain suspended through the end of 2020, according to borough officials. Meanwhile, Fair Lawn's officials point to the statewide ban after entertaining an ordinance prior to ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection released the current fall foliage map for the Garden State and things are starting to look colorful. Forests in the Northwest corner of the state, including the area near High Point State Park and Waywayanda State Park are at peak ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection released the current fall foliage map for the Garden State and things are starting to look colorful. We'll share the updated maps as they become available so you can head out into our favorite state and enjoy the great outdoors.

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NEWARK, NJ — When Maria Lopez-Nunez, director of environmental justice and community development for Ironbound Community Corporation, rattles off all the industrial entities impacting the quality of life for residents in her community, she needs both hands to count.  Among the culprits: a ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Glen Rock Environmental Commission hosted a Styrofoam Collection Drive, filling two shipping containers.  Residents from Glen Rock and beyond were invited to drop off their clean, packaging Styrofoam at the Compost Center yesterday, August 8. Normally, these collections ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Department of Agriculture offered advice Wednesday after it got reports of individuals receiving unsolicited seeds through the mail from China. “Unsolicited seeds could be invasive, introduce diseases to local plants or be harmful to livestock,” the NJDA said in a ...

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