Green

April 22, 2019

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- One week before Earth Day, students at Catherine E. Doyle School was searching for a way to raise money for a conservation group while spreading the message of helping the environment. According to Dawn Caicedo, advisor to the school's Kidz Care Club, Penny War was an idea that ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ  -- One week ahead of Earth Day, Wood-Ridge elementary students learned about the importance of litter control, recycling, and keeping the town beautiful. On Monday, April 15, the 98 second graders at Catherine E. Doyle School were once again greeted by Joan Wilkinson from the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - When the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) learned the findings of a comprehensive report showed litter along streets and highways has been reduced by 53 percent over the past 13 years, the obvious question was: What about the other 47 percent? That is why the NJCCC has ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Hasbrouck Heights Department of Public Works will sponsor a paper shredding event on Saturday April 6 from 9am to 1pm in the Municipal Building Central Avenue Parking Lot. The event is open to Hasbrouck Heights Residents only. There is a 4 box maximum.   TAPinto ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Area businesses will now have the opportunity to purchase locally grown greens and give back to a good cause while they do it, thanks to a newly-launched endeavor by REED Next, a non-profit that supports autistic adults. The organization kicked off the start of National Autism ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- The “Keep Wood-Ridge Beautiful” Committee will hold its twentieth annual downtown cleanup day on Sunday, June 2, 2019, between 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Volunteers are once again needed to help clean the shopping districts and raise awareness of the effects of litter in ...

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BOONTON, NJ - The Land Conservancy of New Jersey is looking for individuals and local businesses to support their Partners for Parks program during Earth Day week. Volunteers are needed on Tuesday, April 23 or Wednesday, April 24 at the Land Conservancy’s Montville headquarters, Wild Acres ...

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NEWARK, NJ -  Three listening sessions will be held so the state Department of Environmental Protection can get input on how it should consider environmental justice in its work. The state DEP’s draft proposal lays out how all executive branch departments or agencies should consider ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Tucked along the east side of Belmar's boardwalk at Fourth Avenue is its newest “dune garden,” adding to the growing beachscape barrier designed to help protect the oceanfront from powerful storms. Stretching from Fourth to Fifth Avenues, the 1,500-square foot area includes various ...

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RED BANK, NJ - Two main components exist in an ecosystem: abiotic and biotic. The abiotic components of any ecosystem are the properties of the environment; the biotic components are the life forms that occupy a given ecosystem. When one is out of balance, it affects the other. If you’ve been ...

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BELMAR, NJ — While Belmar businesses have until mid-May to replace plastic bags with more eco-friendly options, borough officials are considering whether to throw plastic straws and plastic foam containers into the mix. During its effort this winter to ensure merchants are prepared for the ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Would you like to learn how spruce up your garden, spend a day at the park, or enjoy the fun of a fair? You can do it all at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County’s Open House and Folk Fest.  The event will be held Saturday, August 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ – Kathleen Palmer has been passionate about butterflies since 4th grade. At her home here in northern Somerset County, she has taken her interest in the insects up many notches since childhood. Today, a section of her property is registered as a Monarch Waystation (Reg. #1111) ...

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PORT MURRAY, NJ – The Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed, U.S. Senator Cory Booker’s office, New Jersey Audubon, Trout Unlimited, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Youth Corps of Phillipsburg, North Jersey RC&D, and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service(NRCS) gathered for a ...

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ROSELAND, NJ – The public can experience the “Butterfly Tent Safari” at the Essex County Environmental Center. The Butterfly Tent Safari is an interactive display where visitors can observe hundreds of butterflies while walking through a tent. It will be held as ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Armani Otero, a fifth grade student at Joseph H. Brensinger Elementary School in Jersey City, lit up as he spoke about building two robots that he and other students created to observe changes in their school’s garden. “My favorite part of the whole thing was building the robots,” ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- Overcast skies didn’t stop over 150 residents from coming out to help clean up Wood-Ridge in the 19th annual Keep Wood-Ridge Beautiful Day on Sunday. Volunteers cleaned and planted at various locations throughout the borough. According to event chair, Councilman Ezio Altamura, ...

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