Green

September 13, 2018

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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city’s beekeepers have been pushing back against a set of rules proposed by the state Department of Agriculture, which they worry could force many of them ​to get a new hobby or business. The proposals would strictly regulate everything to do with beekeeping and set up ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For the past several years, the city has been pushing for a green approach to urban living, with the goal of lowering New Brunswick’s eco-footprint and electric bill. In December 2017, the city council voted to expand a solar panel project that’s been in the works since ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city parking authority added an electric vehicle to its fleet of trucks and cars in a push to adopt cost effective and environmentally friendly practices, officials announced in a statement. The vehicle, a 2017 Nissan Leaf, will be used for the same functions as any other ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Local residents​, Rutgers students​ and nature aficionados will soon be able to enjoy​ a new and improved Buccleuch Park. ​N​ew features will be installed in the portion of the park adjacent to the New Brunswick Senior Center, according to city spokesperson Jennifer ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Hub City is keeping up with its mission to go green, and groups across the state are taking notice. ​City officials announced they have maintained bronze status for 2017 from Sustainable New Jersey. The non-profit encourages municipalities across the state to develop ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city is looking to renovate and beautify Feaster Park on Commercial Avenue, an area which officials say has been historically underused. Feaster Park has a “passive design,” according to Glenn Paterson, the city's planning director. That is, the park emphasizes open space ...

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NEWARK, NJ -  Voters provided permanent relief to communities harmed by industrial pollution on Tuesday by approving an environmental coalition-led ballot question that prevents money earmarked for environmental restoration from being raided by Trenton lawmakers. The measure was declared passed ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city parking authority will be experimenting with an electric car, ​in an effort to go green. The move was announced by Mitch Karon, executive director of the New Brunswick Parking Authority, at the October 25 board of commissioners meeting. Officials expect the car, a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For most of us, Nutella is one finer points in life, and the fact that there’s a growing shortage of the global Nutella supply might came as disturbing news to some. The growing popularity of the creamy hazelnut and cocoa spread in recent years has driven up demand for the ...

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