Green

May 17, 2021

WESTFIELD, NJ — Seeking to limit noise and pollution from two-stroke gas leaf blowers, the local Green Team is looking to the Westfield Board of Health to issue a statement on the harmful impacts of the landscaping equipment. Last week, Westfield Green Team co-chair Lois Kraus told the board of ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — River Day 2021 started out strong and just kept going.  Yesterday was the annual cleanup of the South Orange section of the Rahway River sponsored by the South Orange Green Team. By annually collecting the accumulated garbage in the water, volunteers reduce the threats to the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Acting Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette are encouraging Garden State business owners to prepare for the launch of New Jersey’s ban on single-use carryout bags and polystyrene foam ...

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CHESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ — After a one-year hiatus, New Jersey Conservation Foundation’s popular “Coffee & Conservation” morning nature walks are back this spring at the Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center at 170 Longview Road, Chester Township. Spring migration bird walks will be held from 8 ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — For Earth Day, April 22, the South Mountain Elementary school community came together to share the many ways that students and faculty work to fight climate change and preserve our natural environment. The Green Team, a Parent Teacher Association committee, compiled all their ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — The snow from the February storms have melted, the weather is getting warmer and spring is finally here! The grass is greening up and just about time to start cutting our lawns.   The Middlesex County Improvement Authority’s Recycling Division has launched its annual ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Recent recycling changes for the Village were shared at the opening meeting of the Community Board Advisory Committee. Trustee Bob Zuckerman said the number 5 recyclables, which were not being collected previously, are allowable for the time being. “That's because the facility ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – A massive green project is inching closer towards getting a green light. Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia and members of the Township Council on Wednesday night hosted a Virtual Presentation to update the community about the status of the Essex-Hudson Greenway Project. The ...

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NEW YORK —  Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a plan to address contaminated sediment in the upper nine miles of the Lower Passaic River Study Area of the Diamond Alkali Superfund site in Essex, Bergen, and Passaic counties. The Lower Passaic River and the Diamond ...

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OXFORD, NJ — In celebration of Arbor Day and Earth Week, the Division is giving away native tree saplings to residents interested in supporting local flora and fauna in their yards. Pick up your saplings at the Route 46 parking lot at the Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Green Team and Environmental Commission could not bear to spend another year out of the Rahway River. Like so many events the annual, community gathering to clean up our section of the Rahway River while celebrating environmental awareness and the watershed ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers University will divest from fossil fuel investments following approval today by the university’s Board of Governors and Board of Trustees. The decision follows the recommendation of an ad hoc committee of faculty, students and staff formed to consider a fossil fuel ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers scientists for the first time have pinpointed the sizes of microplastics from a highly urbanized estuarine and coastal system with numerous sources of fresh water, including the Hudson River and Raritan River. Their study of tiny pieces of plastic in the ...

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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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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange has once again joined together with several other towns including Maplewood as the Sustainable Essex Alliance (SEA) to put their collective purchasing power to work to provide greener electricity to residents at competitive, if not lower, prices. The new Municipal ...

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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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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Environmental Commission and Green Team has won a $30,000 New Jersey Urban Community Forestry grant from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection which will allow them to plant new trees in various South Orange locations. Members of the ...

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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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SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Both Maplewood and South Orange's governing bodies have approved participating in the next round of Sustainable Essex Alliance's energy aggregation.  SEA awarded a contract for round two of the program to Energy Harbor, the low bidder, for an 18-month contract which ...

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Two years ago, five Essex County municipalities — Glen Ridge, Maplewood, Montclair, South Orange and Verona — formed the Sustainable Essex Alliance (SEA) to promote high quality green energy and reduce the cost of electricity for our residents. In March 2019, the SEA awarded a 17-month cooperative ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection released the current fall foliage map for the Garden State and things are starting to look colorful. Forests in the Northwest corner of the state, including the area near High Point State Park and Waywayanda State Park are at peak ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection released the current fall foliage map for the Garden State and things are starting to look colorful. We'll share the updated maps as they become available so you can head out into our favorite state and enjoy the great outdoors. (Be ...

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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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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Computer and Electronics Recycling Day, sponsored by the County of Essex and the Essex County Utilities Authority, has been expanded to two days because it was canceled in the spring due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will be held as follows:   Dates and ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A program to save Maplewood residents on their energy costs is ending. Two years ago, five Essex County municipalities — Glen Ridge, Maplewood, Montclair, South Orange and Verona — formed the Sustainable Essex Alliance (SEA) to promote high quality green energy and reduce the ...

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Collection Day is Extended to Three Days – October 1, 2 & 3   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. The event was expanded to three days ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — It was hanging out in front of 16 Prospect Wine Bar & Bistro, and it wasn’t there to order a martini. The spotted lanternfly that restaurant owner Tim Boyle spotted on his window and squashed was one of an invasive and destructive species that the New Jersey Department of ...

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NEW JERSEY — Please kill this bug. That’s the message from the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, which sent out instructions for how members of the public can help slow the spread of the spotted lanternfly, an exotic invasive insect. While the spotted lanternfly is no threat to humans or ...

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RUMSON, NJ: The Rumson Police Department reported that a Bull shark was seen by several residents in the Navesink River. “There have been several reports of possible bull shark sightings in the Navesink River in the area of Navesink Avenue in Rumson.  NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife has been ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Over the past few years, the South Orange Environmental Commission has been working to get an inventory of all the trees in town. Although there was a collection of tree data conducted in the 1980s, the information — which was written on paper — was lost in an unexpected flood.

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