Green

August 20, 2018

Union County residents looking for a chance to make a real difference can join the Master Tree Stewards of Union County. Members of this all-volunteer group get expert training in topics related to local trees, and they share their knowledge with the community. No previous training in ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Due to the new restrictions placed on recycling companies,  all plastic bags will no longer be accepted. Recycling needs to be placed in open containers without any plastic bags. Also, no plastic bags of any kind or color can be placed inside the containers. For anyone that ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - For the past eight years local gardeners without viable space at their own residences have enjoyed harvesting their homegrown produce at the Adler - Heitbridle Springfield Community Gardens. Located on Wabeno Avenue near the corner of Mountain Avenue and Patriot Park, the 21 plots ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Monday night’s Environmental Commission was packed with interesting items and issues: Ø  Ash Bores are a type of Beetle that have come over from Japan and have been seen in Pennsylvania.  They were recently found in Montclair and S. Orange, and soon to be in Springfield. These ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Monday June 18, the Springfield Environmental Commission got together for their monthly meeting. On the agenda were several topics including updates to the recycling protocols in town, a report on the emergence of an invasive species of insect, a recap of community cleanup day and ...

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CRANFORD – Cranford resident Kent Lucas was one of 150 commuters who embraced a more sustainable commute by trading in his car keys for pedals during TransOptions’ annual Bike to Work Challenge. Through TransOptions’ GoForGood app, riders tracked their bicycle commute trips and miles from May ...

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CRANFORD - Cranfordnj.org has published an article detailing the changes to curbside recycling, issued by Giordano Company Inc.  According to the press release, "The recycling industry at this moment is currently undergoing many serious changes that are effecting curbside single stream ...

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SUMMIT, NJ  - Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center in Summit has received the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. The award is one of the Environmental Excellence ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Looking for a chance to pitch in for the environment? Come to a special volunteer event with the Union County Adopt-a-Park program and members of the North Plainfield Shade Tree Advisory Board on Saturday, May 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon, and help clean up a section of Green ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – On Monday, one of Springfield’s wettest days, the Environmental Commission met to finalize details for Sunday’s “Clean Communities Day”, go through steps needed to get Sustainable New Jersey recertification, and discuss other business. Some of the other business included taking ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - A free Countywide scrap metal recycling event is scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 21 in Rahway and Cranford.   A wide variety of metal goods, from household appliances to gutters and sheds, are included in the program. “This countywide program helps to fill a service ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The "Clean Communities Day Sticker Contest" is open to students in grades 1-8 that live and attend school in Springfield. The winning design will be printed on stickers that will designate garbage cans used for recycling.  Other winning entries will be used for ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This week is the schools’ spring break.  Because of the school days lost to snowy weather, students are expected to be in class April 2 and then commence their spring break.  This week is also the start of the season for Dayton spring sports.  Golf, softball, baseball, tennis ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, have announced they will be stocking Union County’s parks and waterways for the opening day of trout season, scheduled for Saturday, April 7 at 8 a.m. Union County rivers and lakes are scheduled to be stocked with 23,950 rainbow ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Springfield’s Flood Mitigation Committee (FMC) moved its meeting up a day early to join the Environmental Commission at the end of its meeting.  The members of the Committee were most focused on better helping those in Springfield residing in the 100 year flood zone. According ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Clean Communities Day is April 22, almost a month away, and the members of Springfield’s Environmental Commission talked about planning for the day’s event at length during Monday’s meeting.   The event involves cleaning as many of Springfield’s parks as possible.  Cleaning is ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Mountain biking in Watchung Reservation was revisited in the public comment session at the Union County Freeholders meeting on Thursday.  The board had voted not to approve building bike trails in May 2017 after a months-long debate. Jamie Meiselman of Westfield, and co-leader of ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield Green Team is seeking volunteers to assist with the Township’s recertification process as a sustainable community through the State of New Jersey’s “Sustainable Jersey” program. Help is needed with documenting, supporting and implementing programs that protect and ...

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LONG VALLEY, NJ – There are only five more months until summer day camp starts. For those still unsure where to send their children this summer, Meadowbrook Country Day Camp owner Mason Goldberg said now is a great time to start looking at day camps—and locking in at low rates. Prospective camp ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The JCC of Central New Jersey in Scotch Plains remains committed to improving its building and campus while making it more green and observing the core Jewish values of sh’mirat ha’adamah (protection and renewal of the world) and ba’al taschshit (do not destroy or ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – During the Environmental Commission meeting Springfield’s proposal for Amazon’s second head quarter building was discussed.  It is one of 238 such proposals and as part of the bid, the Amazon Hub would be in Newark.  According to Township Committeewoman Geri Ann Bujnowski, the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Houdaille Quarry, often called the “Grand Canyon of Union County”, and normally closed to the public, will be open on Sunday, November 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. for Fall Foliage walks sponsored by the Springfield Environmental Commission. This is a rare chance to get to ...

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NEWARK, NJ -  Voters provided permanent relief to communities harmed by industrial pollution on Tuesday by approving an environmental coalition-led ballot question that prevents money earmarked for environmental restoration from being raided by Trenton lawmakers. The measure was declared passed ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ—The township board of education outlined for the school board on Monday a proposal to conduct environmental mediation and monitoring on the nine-acre Tree Top Property in preparation for its possible sale as open space to Union County or a privately-operated land bank aimed at ...

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Union County, NJ--Japanese barberry is a common shrub that could be playing a role in the spread of Lyme disease, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. By planting native shrubs instead of Japanese barberry, property owners can help reduce the risk -- and create a more healthful habitat ...

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Springfield, NJ — The Springfield Environmental Commission has announced that the 2017 Houdaille Quarry Walk will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 19.  Alyson Miller, Chair, reminded potential participants that “The Quarry Walk is a once a year event. There is no other access to ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Commission Chair Alyson Weber informed the Commission that she has just about completed the budget which will be submitted to the Township Business Administrator Ziad Shehady. It includes the cost of operating an apiary. For those not familiar with the term it signifies a place ...

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