Green

October 7, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — At the Green Oasis Garden on West Runyon Street, Marcellis Counts, 24, loads up a bee smoker with fragrant dried herbs and grasses, fuel that the urban beekeeper learned helps prevent disease in hives.  “Bees like herbs. I use thyme, sage, basil, oregano, but not all herbs though.

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NEW JERSEY - In celebration of National 4-H Week (October 4-10), the New Jersey 4-H Program is conducting a variety of virtual programs and events open to youth (grades K-13) and adults. For a list of programs and registration information ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Essex County residents may participate in the Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, sponsored by the County of Essex and the Essex County Utilities Authority. This event will take place over three days this week at the Essex County Public Works Department at 99 West ...

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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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RUTGERS UNIVERSITY,- Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) webinar series celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day is back this fall but with a new name: “Earth Day Every Day!”    Formerly "Earth Day at Home," which debuted in the spring to mark the 50th anniversary of global environmental ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Not since Hale-Bopp in 1997 has a comet been so visible to Northern Hemisphere viewers. Comet NEOWISE, discovered by the Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission, was found only last March as it began to enter the inner solar system. The icy interloper swung ...

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TRENTON – When the COVID-19 crisis hit New Jersey in mid-March, the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) had an immediate challenge: People were littering masks, wipes and gloves. Many were discarding personal protection equipment in shopping carts or carelessly throwing them on the ...

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NEW JERSEY - Gov. Phil Murphy announced he is allowing New Jersey state and county parks, along with golf courses, to reopen on Saturday, May 2. While park visitors will be allowed to run, hike, bike, fish and kayak, all restrooms, picnic areas, playgrounds and visitor centers will remain ...

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This article has been updated with comments from Covanta Essex. NEWARK, NJ — The purple skies Newarkers have been seeing lately aren’t a result of pleasant evening sunsets, according to environmental justice and grassroots community groups raising a red flag on a garbage incinerator they ...

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CAMDEN — “Earth Balls” — marble-sized spheres consisting of clay and planting soil that contain seeds of indigenous wildflowers. Each embedded sphere is rolled in a colorant corresponding to the seeds within: pink, red, yellow, and blue.  This Earth Day, The Colorfield Project based in Camden ...

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NEWARK,NJ  —The Office of the County Executive has informed the Essex County Utility Authority that the county Hazardous Waste and Electronic Recycling events that were scheduled for May have been canceled. At this time the fall dates for the Essex County Hazardous Waste and Electronic Recycling ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — A new year for the Borough of Paramus means less plastic.  Beginning January 1, a new ordinance regulating retail plastic bags and polystyrene foam will go into effect. Passed by the borough council on December 17 by a unanimous vote, the new, 12-page law prohibits the provision ...

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