NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Everyone is looking to stay warm this winter, but many Piscataway residents are concerned about the fuel they use for heat. If you’re looking for an inexpensive and easy way to keep warm, while also helping the environment, the Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County has an exciting new program that can help.

Alternative Heating for Your Home is designed for those interested in alternative methods of heating their residential property.  This seminar will take place on Dec. 2, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the EARTH Center in Davidsons Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick NJ.

This free workshop will be hosted by William Hlubik, Director of the County’s Extension Service and Rutgers Professor.

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In recent years, many homeowners have chosen to heat their homes using wood burning stoves or pellet stoves. This seminar will cover these options, as well as contemporary forms of energy, such as solar and geothermal power.

“This is another great and informative seminar from Extension Services,” said Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. With winter approaching, I know many residents will be interested in the topic of staying warm while preserving the environment of Middlesex County.”

“Helping the environment doesn’t have to be a daunting task,” added Freeholder Kenneth Armwood, chair of the County’s Business Development and Education Committee. “Here in Middlesex County, we have programs that will help residents learn how they can make a few small changes to their routine, which will help us conserve resources over time. Alternative home heating is a great way to start.’

Though this is a free workshop, pre-registration is required by calling 732-398-5262 by Nov. 24. No “walk-ins” are permitted. Class size is limited. Register early to ensure a space. For more information, contact the EARTH Center at 732-398-5262.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension educational programs are offered to all without regard to race, religion, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.