Green

May 5, 2020

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The website may be flat but the plants are still in 3-D! Due to the current health crisis and restrictions on gatherings, this year's Maplewood Garden Club Plant Sale has transitioned: instead of going to its usual location at the pool parking lot, go online to shop. The purchased ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ- Students from the CHS Environmental Club are celebrating Earth Day (April 22) with a virtual week full of fun, engaging activities for all ages of the town. Every year, the club celebrates Earth Week with the students of CHS with in-school events, from demonstrations to trash pickups ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Starting Oct. 1, containers made of polystyrene foam will no longer for sale or distribution in the Township. The final passage of the new Maplewood ordinance on March 31 bans the material commonly known by the brand name Styrofoam.  The Township Committee assembled by video ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, 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 ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — March looks to be green this year, and not just for St. Patrick’s Day: From the discussions at the Tuesday, Feb. 17 Maplewood Township Committee meeting, the March 3 meeting is likely to have several environmentally friendly ordinances ready for first read and public ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Sustainable Jersey representatives announced that Maplewood Township has met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey certification. Maplewood Township is one of only 27 New Jersey municipalities that have attained certification at the silver-level in 2019. All the ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Bill Haskins, chair of South Orange's Environmental Commission, gave its annual report to the Board of Trustees at the board's Dec. 9 meeting and presented the 2020 budget request.  Haskins said the highlights of 2019 were getting grants and partnering with Seton Hall ...

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EWING, NJ — Sustainable Jersey announced the recipients of the 2019 Sustainable Jersey municipal annual awards. The announcement was made at theAnnual Sustainable Jersey Luncheon held Nov. 19 during the New Jersey League of Municipality Conference in Atlantic City.  Mayor Victor DeLuca ...

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Maplewood Township will hold Shred-It Day tomorrow, October 19. It is an opportunity for Maplewood residents to shred any personal paper items such as legal documents, private records and files, books, etc. Shred-It Days are held at the Maplewood Recycling Center, located at 359 Boyden ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — From collecting garden scraps for composting to installing energy saving windows to test driving eco-friendly mowers and cars, technology that would benefit the environment was on display at the booths of the October 12 Maplewood Green Day.  The fair, complete with entertainment ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Thursday afternoon, October 3, 2019, the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commission (ANJEC) debuted the Municipal Leader awards, and Maplewood’s Township Committeewoman, Nancy Adams was honored to have been selected the first one. Adams was recognized for two of her ...

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Morrow Church is going green with new solar panels in Fellowship Hall. The new panels are expected to generate about half of the church’s energy and save the church over a quarter of a million dollars in electricity bills over a 25-year life span, church leaders said in a press ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Students at Columbia High School want New Jersey politicians to put more measures into place to stop climate change and are asking these leaders to be more proactive with addressing the issue. The students made their voices heard on Friday during a student-run and organized ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Township Committee passed four ordinances on second reading and three more ordinances on first reading at its September 17 meeting.  The ordinances passed on second reading included the permitting of serving and allowing the consumption of alcohol at public locations ...

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At the September 9th Board of Trustees meeting Kate Hartwyk, deputy director of the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs, gave a presentation – without slides or plans – of the Turtle Back Zoo expansion into South Mountain Reservation.  Noting that the zoo had almost ...

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The Maplewood Township Committee had a light meeting on September 3, passing ordinances on first reading and a consent agenda of nineteen resolutions.  The meeting centered on a pair of proposed ordinances expected to be introduced in the near future regarding the authorization and zoning of ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Shoppers will now have to pay 5 cents fee per paper bag they receive from stores in town. The fee went into effect today as part of a local law that bans the use of plastic bags for carry out purposes at local shops. Plastic bags were banned in July as part of the law that was ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Are you looking to shred that box of old mail sitting in your basement? What about those used tires sitting in your garage? The Essex County Department of Public Works will host a paper shredding and used tire recycling day on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Lead levels that tested high in a water fountain at South Mountain Elementary School are now “back to normal,” according to South Orange Maplewood School District Business Administrator Paul Roth. The water fountain near Room 102 was taken offline last month because it tested ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - On Monday, July 8, the South Orange Board of Trustees passed ordinance #2019-15 encouraging shoppers to bring reusable carry-out bags, eliminating single use plastic carry-out bags, and putting a five cent fee on paper carry-out bags. “Our goal is to incentivize shoppers to ...

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This coming Monday, July 1st the ban on using plastic bags for packagin most items in retail stores, including the food stores will be real! Norman Woolley of Woolley Home Solutions invites all who need a bag to stop in to their showroom, located just off Springfield Avenue at 12 Burnett Avenue, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Stop by BCB Bank to pick up your free reusable tote bag which will be available starting Monday, July 1. According to Claudine Baptise, to be sure there are enough bags for everyone BCB Bank will be providing one bag for each family.  Plastic bags will not be provided to patrons ...

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