Green

November 13, 2018

SOMERSET HILLS, NJ - Fall foliage has been at its peak the last few weeks in the Somerset HIlls region, and TAPinto Somerset Hills is sharing some of the best local places enjoy the autumn foliage. To have your photos added to the gallery here or to share your favorite spots to find fall foliage ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Summit Speech School, a non-profit organization that teaches deaf or hard of hearing children to listen and talk, has announced its New Providence facility will transition to solar power. “As a responsible organization that works with children, our conscience guides us to ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is offering a simple, easy way for everyone to pitch in and help improve the environment. Residents can safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals and other special waste by bringing these items to a free Household Hazardous Waste recycling event on ...

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  WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Green Team, in partnership with the Watchung Hills Regional High School Environmental Club, will hold a free showing of “Saving The Great Swamp: Battle to Defeat the Jetport, ” on Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. in the South Auditorium at Watchung Hills Regional High ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The town of Westfield unveiled new recycling opportunities at its conservation center Wednesday, including a partnership with Second Chance Toys, which collects plastic toys, cleans them and gives them local to organizations that serve children in need. New sheds, paid for with a ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Saturday, September 29th, the gravel parking lot outside American Legion Post 433 transformed into a camping ground for New Providence residents’ old tables and dressers, mismatched chairs, and sporting equipment their children had grown out of. Inside the post building, ...

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MADISON, NJ - As a follow up to its successful Town Swap, the Madison Environmental Commission is encouraging residents to go green by hosting individual yard sales on one common date at one common time: Saturday, October 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. “If everyone in town plans a yard sale on the same ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- County residents are invited to participate in the Fall Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside. This event is free of charge and runs from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The Newark Bait and Fly Casting Club are co-sponsoring ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Union County area until 10 p.m. Friday evening. Along with that storm and Flash Flood warning has also been issued until 6 p.m.  The Weather Service reports that winds in excess of 40 mph and ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Borough Council members were shocked to discover the financial implications of recent changes what is accepted by recyclers in Union County, New Jersey and the nation. As the market for recyclables collapses here and abroad, the cost of recycling pick-up is quickly rising, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – What does China have to do with New Providence recycling? Apparently a lot and residents should take a note of the new recycling guidelines, Borough Administrator Doug Marvin said at the Monday, June 11 council meeting. The new rules will evidently reduce the amount of ...

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CRANFORD – Cranford resident Kent Lucas was one of 150 commuters who embraced a more sustainable commute by trading in his car keys for pedals during TransOptions’ annual Bike to Work Challenge. Through TransOptions’ GoForGood app, riders tracked their bicycle commute trips and miles from May ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Looking for a chance to pitch in for the environment? Come to a special volunteer event with the Union County Adopt-a-Park program and members of the North Plainfield Shade Tree Advisory Board on Saturday, May 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon, and help clean up a section of Green ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A group of fifth graders from Allen W. Roberts Girl Scout troop 40140 organized a town-wide litter clean up day and Earth Fest on April 28  with over 100 volunteers participating. As a Bronze Award project, the Girl Scouts were tasked to identify a problem in the community ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Girl Scout Troop 40140 is planning a New Providence Clean Up and Earth Fest on April 28, 2018 as a Bronze Award project. The community is invited to participate in this clean up of the parks and the Earth Fest that will follow from 12 noon to 3 p.m.  There will be a recycled ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, has announced it will be stocking Union County’s parks and waterways for the opening day of trout season, scheduled for Saturday, April 7 at 8 a.m. Union County rivers and lakes are scheduled to be stocked with 23,950 rainbow trout ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Mountain biking in Watchung Reservation was revisited in the public comment session at the Union County Freeholders meeting on Thursday.  The board had voted not to approve building bike trails in May 2017 after a months-long debate. Jamie Meiselman of Westfield, and co-leader of ...

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