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NJ Youth Climate Strike: Taking Direct Action for a Sustainable Future

March 14, 2019

PRINCETON, MORRISTOWN, MAHWAH, NJ -We are NJ Youth Climate Strike, a collective movement of youth in New Jersey who are fighting for the conservation of our planet. We are joining the movement “Fridays for Future”, sparked by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and her weekly Friday “school strikes for climate” in front of the Swedish Parliament, and thereby ...

Pinkin Spearheads Move to Advance Recycling programs in NJ State Buildings

TRENTON, NJ – Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee Chairperson Nancy Pinkin issued the following statement Monday on the release of her bill (A-3770) out of committee, which would require all New Jersey State buildings to source, separate, and recycle any aluminum, corrugated cardboard, glass, paper or plastic waste:

“The State House is the people’s house and ...

Friends of the EB Environmental Commission and East Brunswick Expand "EB Grow" Seed Library

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—With local gardeners getting ready to start their spring plantings, East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) is opening its EB Grow seed library to the public for a second season.

 

EB Grow began in 2018 as a joint project between the library and the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission.  Housed at the library, the goal ...

New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign Provides Free Tree Seedlings in East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  - Free tree seedlings will be available to East Brunswick residents and non-residents in the month of April as part of the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign. This program helps communities replace trees damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.

 

From 9 am to 12 pm on April 6th, residents & non-residents will be able to pick up tree seedlings at the East ...

City's Farmers Market Eagerly Awaits Spring

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The New Brunswick Community Farmers Market will expand this spring in size and scope.

The expansion takes place thanks to a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2018 Farmers Market Promotion Program.

The funds will be used over three years to re-launch and “re-familiarize the community with the market,” said Dr. William Hallman, ...

Rutgers Inventory Finds 1.600 Species of Animals, Plants, Insects on Campus

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - American kestrel. Chinese mantis. Candleflame lichen. The highly diverse list of species spotted at Rutgers University may be unique globally.

Indeed, more than 1,600 kinds of animals, insects, plants and other life forms have been reported so far at 24 Rutgers campuses and properties across New Jersey as part of a new long-term “Flora and Fauna of Rutgers ...

City Unveils Parks Re-Make, Amphitheater, Rain Garden, Memorial

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In the depths of a cold winter, city officials have revealed plans for renovating two popular parks with a project that includes an amphitheater, multiple gardens, water spray splash pad and a memorial to activist and Rutgers University alumnus Paul Robeson.

Plans for Feaster and Pitman parks call for enhanced traffic controls along a section of Handy Street that runs ...

You are Invited to the "Great Backyard Bird Count"

DAVIDSON'S MILL POND PARK, SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Calling all birdwatchers- or anyone who wants to explore the great outdoors. The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Middlesex County invite residents of all ages to join the “Great Backyard Bird Count.”

This free event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Davidson's Mill Pond Park, located at 42 Riva Ave. in South Brunswick.

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