Green

July 23, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – Years of industrial processing which has contaminated miles of water along the Lower Hackensack River stretching from Oradell Dam to the mouth of Newark Bay is now planned to get cleaned up with some help from federal officials.  State Department of Environmental Protection ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Plans for Newark to become a more sustainable, efficient city were one component of a roundtable discussion hosted at Grace West Manor on Wednesday during U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm’s visit to New Jersey.  Granholm’s tour of the state was aimed to promote ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Newark residents and visitors will have a new mode of public transportation to traverse through the area after officials on Tuesday launched the city’s first-ever shared bike and e-scooter pilot program. The pilot program, dubbed “NewarkGo,” will run for a duration of six months, ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Efforts to create a nine-mile greenway path running between Essex and Hudson counties are hanging in the balance as project financing and purchase opportunities are set to expire. Now, Newark officials are urging support for the project to carry forward.  The Newark City Council ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A dual-county greenway path project that has already garnered support from multiple Newark business leaders received a notable endorsement this week from Newark's historic St. Lucy's Church. Upon announcement of it its endorsement, St. Lucy’s Church became the 100th agency to ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The city of Newark may be an urban hub, but the parks that dwell within its storied concrete and brick buildings were recognized among the best in the country.  The Trust for Public Land, a coalition that promotes conservation and health of parks and green space, placed Newark at ...

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NEWARK, NJ — An application for a new industrial energy project in Newark’s Ironbound that has been met with opposition from community activists will come before the zoning board to review whether it made the proper decision when it referred the matter to the planning board.  Aries Clean ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Newark is moving one step closer towards providing greener options for public transportation after the City Council this week adopted an ordinance to establish a permit process for the operations of shared dockless bikes and scooters. The ordinance follows suit with the city’s ...

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Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey (GSHNJ) – along with Girl Scouts across the country – are collaborating to plant five million trees by 2026 to help wildlife, improve the environment and greatly expand the amount of tree cover. Girl Scouts have been strong advocates and stewards of the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — An entrepreneurship program at Essex County Schools of Technology is giving nine local students the opportunity to learn essential culinary and agricultural skills to one day become self-sustaining business leaders.  For the past eight weeks, a group of nine students from Donald M.

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NEWARK, NJ — Saint James AME Church on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard is set to host one of the very first docking stations as e-scooter rental service White Fox begins rolling out the city's newest mode of public transportation. Recognizing the church as an optimal community partner for ...

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JoAnn Gemenden Brings More than 30 Years of Experience in Litter Abatement Following a nationwide search, the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) has found its next executive director right in the backyard – naming NJCCC Board Member JoAnn Gemenden to run the non-profit organization ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Businesses and organizations in the greater Newark area are invited to apply for the New Jersey Zero Emission Incentive Program (NJ ZIP) starting April 6. The $15 million program, which is being piloted, is the first of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)-funded initiative ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark is slated to receive a $328,618 grant to enhance waste reduction and recycling efforts, Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Shawn LaTourette announced.  The funding comes as part of $16 million in grants awarded by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration to ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A hearing for the application of an industrial energy project planned in Newark's Ironbound that has raised concerns among local environmental advocates was adjourned until April 19.  The application before the Newark Planning Board calls for a project, proposed by Aries Clean ...

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NEWARK, NJ — An industrial energy project proposed for Newark’s Ironbound that has been a subject of concern among local environmental advocates was discussed at length on Thursday during a virtual meeting hosted by city officials.  The project calls for the construction of a biochar production ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Environmental and grassroots community groups are taking aim at New Jersey’s Renewable Energy Credits program with the release of a report on Wednesday, which raised concerns about incinerators’ inclusion in the program.  The state’s renewable energy program is subsidizing ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Months after signing expansive environmental justice legislative, Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday vowed New Jersey would put its money where its mouth is - investing over $130 million in clean transportation projects. Murphy, who spoke about more green initiatives during a press ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Months after signing expansive environmental justice legislative, Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday vowed New Jersey would put its money where its mouth is - investing over $130 million in clean transportation projects. Murphy, who spoke about more green initiatives during a press ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The city of Newark will participate in a new statewide initiative intended to combat illegal dumping.  As part of Gov. Phil Murphy’s administrative efforts to foster cleaner, safer communities, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announced on Monday the launch of ...

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TRENTON - The Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) welcomed three new members during its quarterly meeting on January 27. “We continue to seek state leaders who are committed to moving the anti-litter education campaign forward in New Jersey,” said NJCCC Board ...

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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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