Green

October 30, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Two, new recycling collection programs -- focusing on 'soft plastics' and used tennis balls -- are being implemented by the City of Summit and the Recycling Advisory Committee in an effort to help reduce items from entering the waste stream and utilize recycling and reuse ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Reeves-Reed Arboretum will host the final event in its 'Local Action / Global Impact' series on climate change and sustainability when it screens the documentary 'Before The Flood' on November 3, beginning at 2 p.m. The film, created by Academy Award winners and environmental ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The final Union County mobile paper-shredding event of 2018 will be held on Saturday, November 3, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., at the Nokia campus in New Providence. The service is free and open to all Union County residents seeking to dispose of sensitive personal documents. Shredding ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Residents can safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals and other special waste by bringing these items to a free 'Household Hazardous Waste Recycling' event on Saturday, October 27, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Nokia campus in New Providence. Accepted items include ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Two more 'Green Saturdays' in the Hilltop City are right around the corner. The Summit Free Market, the popular student-run initiative that sees residents bring reusable, yard-sale quality items to share -- and take whatever they may want or need at no charge -- is back for its fall ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Area GreenFaith Circle, a consortium of local faith communities who have joined forces to educate and advocate for Environmental Stewardship. will host 'Solutions to Plastic Pollution' a free, open-to-the-public lunch and learn event to be held at Summit's Christ Church ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A new 'pollinator meadow' -- providing bees, butterflies, birds and other pollinators a new home in Union County’s Watchung Reservation -- has been created when an open field was recently replanted with native wildflowers and transformed into a flourishing habitat. The ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Operating with a motto of "Toss It, No Way," the Repair Café concept, begun in the Netherlands nearly a decade ago by Amsterdam-bases journalist / publicist Martine Postma, which sees volunteers gather to repair furniture, electronics and other household items for free as part of an ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Unwanted household chemicals and other designated household items -- from old mercury thermostats to automobile tires -- can be recycled at a free event hosted by Union County on August 4, from 9 a.m. -  2 p.m., at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus in Scotch ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The summer months -- before heading on vacation and prior to the start of the school year -- are a particularly convenient time to recycle old household items. Union County's scrap metal recycling program continues to run on the first Thursday and third Saturday of each month ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, MJ - Student volunteers from the Mitzvah Mania youth community service program recently visited the Deserted Village of Feltville, not to search for ghosts but rather to plant spruce trees and pine trees as part of a Union County Adopt-a-Park project. Mitzvah Mania is a program of ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Budding arboriculturists can become instant tree experts just by taking a stroll, thanks to “Tree Trail” projects in Union County parks undertaken by volunteers with the Rutgers 'Master Tree Stewards program. In the latest project, a group of Master Tree Stewards recently visited ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Bag it. Actually, don't bag it -- just bag the bags. Union County is reminding Summit residents that plastic bags and other excluded items cannot be recycled through their local curbside pick-up programs. To facilitate convenience and organization, some residents use plastic bags ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Union County will offer a free electronics recycling event June 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus. Any County resident may bring unwanted televisions, computers, printers, and other electronic equipment to this e-cycling ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Hilltop City will receive $10,000 -- part of $134,600 distributed to 15 municipalities across Union County -- from the Recycling Enhancement Grant program, an initiative administered by Union County which aims to improve local recycling rates. Funded by the New Jersey Department ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Reeves-Reed Arboretum will host the second event of Local Action / Global Impact initiative entitled 'Style & Sustainability', a sustainable fashion show June 14 in the Arboretum's garden. The program will feature guest designers from major labels as well as emerging designers, all ...

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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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SUMMIT, NJ - A reusable shopping bag, developed and produced through a partnership between Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) and the Summit Green Team, will be available for purchase at the Summit Farmers Market starting May 20. Bright red and eco-friendly, the commemorative tote bags feature the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A free mobile paper-shredding event, hosted by Union County, for personal documents will be held May 19, from 9 a.m to 1 p.m., at the Nokia campus in New Providence. The events will be held rain or shine and may end before the set completiion time in the event the shredding trucks ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A free recycling event for personal electronic equipment, providing the opportunity to clear one's home of unwanted computers, printers, televisions and other electronic equipment in an environmentally-sound manner, will be held May 12, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., at the Nokia campus in ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Summit ACHIEVE Community Garden has received $500 for materials and supplies as part of 27 garden projects within nine municipalities awarded grants through the "Union County Means Green Community Garden" program. Opened in late June of 2013, the ACHIEVE garden sits on a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Every year, consumers celebrate -- or perhaps it is endure -- the commercially-created frenzy known as 'Black Friday'. Given the Hilltop City's affinity for the Summit Free Market, the popular student-run initiative that sees residents bring reusable, yard-sale quality items to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman and current Summit Common Council President David Naidu will both be be part of a panel discussion on climate change hosted by -- and held at -- Reeves-Reed Arboretum May 10, beginning at 7 p.m. The event is part of the Arboretum's ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltop City residents can get a head start on Earth Day and give the 07901 section of the planet a sprucing up by joining the City's 12th Annual Earth Day Clean-Up on Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sponsored by the City of Summit Environmental Commission and is conducted ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Honoring Arbor Day, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has partnered with the Union County Shade Tree Advisory Board to offer the 'Arbor Day Tree Planting Program', which provides free trees for participating schools. This year’s free tree is the American Flowering ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Green Summit, the Hilltop City's volunteer 'Green Team' that provides support to the City's Environmental Commission relative to achieving Sustainable Jersey goals,-- and which aims to educate the community about sustainable living in an effort to make the town a healthier, "greener" ...

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