Green

January 18, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In wake of complaints about strange odors coming from the Edgeboro Landfill, a town meeting was held by the Middlesex County Utilities Authority on January 16 at the East Brunswick Municipal Building. Described as a “community forum” by the organization, the meeting was meant ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - All the wrapping paper that gift-givers carefully fold and tape around boxes, the brightly-colored stuff the young gift-receivers tear through to get to presents, can have a purpose even after ending up in a pile on the floor. Middlesex County officials are urging people to ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The  New Jersey Arborists Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture brought manpower and equipment valued at $3.6 million to Colonial Park Dec. 1 for the chapter’s annual Work Day of Service. Professional arborists and urban foresters volunteer a day of work ...

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BERNARDSVILLE – Now is the time to catch migrating birds in the skies of New Jersey. Pete Dunne, New Jersey Audubon Birding Ambassador, will lead the public to experience “a river of raptors” on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A rooftop observation deck is the perfect setting to ...

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CAMDEN, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation (A. 1675) that authorizes prescribed burning in New Jersey in certain circumstances. The rationale: Fire is a normal and necessary process helping to ensure healthy habitat in state forests, about 775,000 acres from Cape May to High ...

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EARTH CENTER, SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ-  Local kids will celebrate the end of summer and learn a good deal about conservation and climate at the EARTH Center's week-long exploratory program. The great outdoors turns into a playground and classroom for children who enroll in Middlesex County’s ...

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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!  This event will be held Saturday, August 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City officials are one step closer to purchasing electricity in bulk for all residential property owners, and to requiring that the energy eventually come entirely from environmentally-friendly renewable sources. Council members last week passed an ordinance on first reading ...

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EDISON, NJ – The Tzu Chi Foundation of Central New Jersey is the recipient of the N.J. Clean Communities Council’s (NJCCC) 2018 “Volunteerism Award” for its “outstanding” 16-year commitment to a cleaner and healthier Edison.  Volunteers from Tzu Chi’s Edison Chapter have held monthly cleanups at ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County is looking for high school and college students who want to help protect the environment. Applications are now being accepted for the Middlesex County Youth Conservation Corps, whose mission is to protect and preserve the more than 8,000 acres of Open Space ...

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PLAINSBORO – It is a typical spring morning at New Jersey Audubon’s Plainsboro Preserve. Ducks are swimming in Lake McCormick, birds are going through their daily routine within more than 1,000 acres of preserved open space, and the latest school buses are rumbling along the gravel road, passing ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The endangered bog turtle continues to plod along on its way to becoming New Jersey’s State Reptile. Companion legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-16th) to officially designate the bog turtle as the official State Reptile of New Jersey was advanced by the ...

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CAPE MAY, NJ – Revive & Restore, a California-based nonprofit bringing new biotech tools to conservation, today joined with First Lady Tammy Murphy, New Jersey Audubon and Eli Lilly and Company to announce new research that dispels many perceived barriers to the adoption of a safe synthetic ...

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EARTH CENTER, SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Looking for something to do outdoors? The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County is pleased to announce its spring and summer events! There will be opportunities for kids and adults to learn the basics of gardening, for experienced gardeners to sharpen ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Fifth grade students from four New Brunswick schools did their part to help keep New Brunswick clean and green during a successful School Kids Sweep Up Day event on April 17. School Kids Sweep Up Day is held annually as part of the City’s Urban Cleanup Week. Assisted by ...

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BERNARDSVILLE - "Do you femelschlag?" If you see that question emblazoned on a T-shirt, as you are out and about, be sure to stop the wearer and ask them to explain. You’ll definitely learn something about conservation and supporting the diversity of wildlife species in New Jersey, and you’ll ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Elijah’s Promise will bring a weekend of outdoor music, food and fun to New Brunswick, April 21 and 22, with an Earth Day Fest at Promise Garden on Tabernacle Way and the spring opening of the new Esperanza Mercado on Joyce Kilmer Avenue. The Earth Day Fest at Promise Garden ...

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BERNARDSVILLE – For any real competitor, there’s the ultimate competition: think the Final Four. Or the Super Bowl. Or the biggest cucumber at the state fair. For birdwatchers, the not-to-miss event is the annual World Series of Birding, to be held Saturday, May 12. It’s a proud New Jersey ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Breathing through their Scuba gear, Ailey Sheehan and her classmates dropped a new and improved lionfish trap – a hinged net that will help scientists study that invasive fish in the Caribbean – into the dive pool at Rutgers. Sheehan, a junior marine science major, discovered ...

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Anyone involved in the “World Series of Birding” agrees: It sure is an exhilarating way to spend 24 hours. Just imagine, at the stroke of midnight, joining your friends in a New Jersey marsh, or field, or beach, or wherever, to begin an all-night, all-day journey to see or hear as many bird ...

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