Green

October 29, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Union is among other municipalities across the County who will receive funds from two countywide grant programs -- the Kids Recreation Trust Fund and Greening Union County grant programs. Both grant programs are awarded by the Freeholder Board through the Union County Open ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The town of Westfield unveiled new recycling opportunities at its conservation center Wednesday, including a partnership with Second Chance Toys, which collects plastic toys, cleans them and gives them local to organizations that serve children in need. New sheds, paid for with a ...

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UNION, NJ – Do you sometimes determine the weekly recycle schedule by looking out your window to see what your neighbors have put out?  The Township is introducing a new app to help residents become better recyclers.  The Recycle Coach app provides recycling information in a “clear and ...

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UNION, NJ – The Township of Union is holding a Bash the Trash contest for innovative ways to upcycle and recycle things around the house. Residents are asked to send a photo or video of a do-it-yourself project with materials that can be found around the house or at a local hardware ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Fill your garden with colorful annuals you and the pollinators can enjoy all season long. Look for outstanding varieties chosen by All-America Selections (AAS), a non-profit plant trialing organization, to brighten your garden, attract pollinators and outperform other ...

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UNION, NJ - The Township of Union has been chosen as part of Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados’s 2018 Union County Plant a Seed grants initiative. The grants have been awarded to 27 garden projects within nine municipalities through the Union County Means Green Community Garden Grants ...

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UNION, NJ  - When the weather starts to break, the Township of Union holds its annual “Operation Clean Sweep” program.  Held on Saturday, the event is dedicated to beautifying and maintaining the cleanliness of the town.      Lou Ulrich Superintendent of Public works said “we had junior high ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union Community Garden will hold their May work party on Saturday, May 12, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. According to their website, work parties are part work, part social event.  All are welcome to attend. The Community Garden is located at Eleanor R. Erikson Park, off Liberty ...

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UNION, NJ  - A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Vauxhall Community Garden took place on Saturday morning. With a financial donation from Atlantic Health System and the land donated by the Township of Union, members of Golden Rule Lodge No. 24 and Golden Rule Chapter No. 50 celebrated the new ...

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UNION, NJ - The Golden Rule No. 24 F&AM-PHA and the Golden Rule Chapter No. 50 OES will host a groundbreaking of the Vauxhall Community Garden on Saturday, April 28. The goal of the community garden is to offer the community a unique opportunity to bring generations together, to receive ...

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ROSELLE/ELIZABETH, NJ - Children ages 4 to 12 years old are invited by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders to participate in the third annual Paint by the Pond”. A project that teaches families about the importance of recycling while encouraging children to paint on cardboard, creating art ...

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UNION, NJ – Union will continue its annual “Operation Clean Sweep” program, dedicated to beautifying and maintaining the cleanliness of the Town, on Saturday, May 5. Registration will take place at 8:30 a.m. at the Department of Public Works, 1 Swanstrom Place. “What I love about this yearly ...

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UNION, NJ  The Township of Union hosted its Second Annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday with a day-long series of events to “keep Union clean.”  “We had over 50 volunteers for the waterway cleanup,” said Department of Public Works Director Lou Ulrich.  “We also had "Touch-A-Truck” tours, a ...

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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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Union County, NJ – Another egg has joined the family of rare peregrine falcons in their nest perched on the roof of the Union County Courthouse tower.  The nest, 17 stories high above the bustling streets of midtown Elizabeth, has been home to falcons every year since 2005. “The Falcon Cam is a ...

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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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UNION, NJ – The Township of Union will be hosting its Second Annual Earth Day Celebration, featuring a day-long series of events to entertain and educate and activities to “keep Union clean”, on Saturday, April 21. The event will feature: - A Waterway cleanup - Check-in at the Township of ...

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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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UNION, NJ - Often, New Year's Eve gets all of the attention.  But Union, do you know about First Day Hikes that take place each New Year's Day?  Every Jan. 1, America's State Parks offer free and guided hiking events in every state across the U.S. It's a perfect way to introduce individuals and ...

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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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