2021 Rutgers Environmental Steward Class

Are you concerned about the environment and want to learn how to make a difference? The Rutgers Environmental Stewards program is designed to train volunteers in the science of important environmental issues affecting New Jersey.  Using science, teamwork and local case studies, the Stewards will create plans to tackle our environmental problems head-on. You don’t have to be a scientist to be a Steward – all you need is passion for the environment, learning, and volunteering! 2021's session will be one statewide-online class. 

Deadline to register: January 22, 2021 

https://envirostewards.rutgers.edu/county-classes/

For questions, contact the region coordinator:
Region 2 – Union, Middlesex, Somerset, and Monmouth Counties. Coordinator: Michele Bakacs, 732-398-5274
 

 

 

 

Tue, May 18
5:00 pm — 1:00 pm
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Are you concerned about the environment and want to learn how to make a difference? The Rutgers Environmental Stewards program is designed to train volunteers in the science of important environmental issues affecting New Jersey. Using science, teamwork and local case studies, the Stewards will create plans to tackle our environmental problems head-on. You don’t have to be a scientist to ...

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BOE Patel Censure is a Step Towards Justice; We Must Hold All Involved in Hateful Flyer Accountable

September 27, 2021

To the Editor,

I am proud to tell our community that, on Thursday, September 9, 2021, more than 2 years after the Piscataway Democratic Organization circulated an Islamophobic, hateful and divisive flyer targeting me as a "radical" Muslim leader during a Democratic primary election, one of the signatories was finally held responsible. School Board member Nitang Patel was ...

OktoberSingfest Free Singing Workshops

September 22, 2021

Love singing? Come sing with the Hickory Tree Chorus on Wednesday evenings in October from 7 to 9 pm. OktoberSingFest singing workshops will be held via Zoom or in-person for fully vaccinated members and guests as covid safety protocols permit. Participants will learn more about chord-ringing, fun-filled, four-part harmony. Broadway, Beatles, and more!

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Piscataway Township Schools Named a Top 100 New Jersey District by Niche.com

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Amier Alford, a senior standout running back and linebacker for the New Brunswick High School football team, has been nominated for the annual USA Football Heart of a Giant Award presented by Hospital for Special Surgery and the New York Giants.

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Rutgers President Commits to Carbon-Neutrality by 2040 in University Senate Address

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NEW JERSEY — The air is turning cooler, the days are getting shorter and pumpkin spice is everywhere. Now’s the time to get into the autumn spirit with these easy cool-weather cocktails you can make at home.

Pumpkin Spice White Russian: Over ice, combine 2 oz. vodka, 1 oz. pumpkin spice liqueur, 1 oz. coffee liqueur and 1 oz. cream.

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