Green

May 28, 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Sustainable Jersey Directors Samantha McGraw, Randy Solomon and Kaitlyn Vollmer recently announced that the Township of West Orange has been awarded a $2,000 Sustainable Jersey grant to work with West Orange Public Schools (WOPS) students to construct artificial floating islands ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although residents should continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations regarding cleaning surfaces with disinfecting wipes to reduce the spread of COVID-19, members of the public are advised not to flush these disinfecting wipes, paper ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Due to a shortage of employees at the depot that typically handles recycling pickup for the Township of West Orange, the township has made changes to its recycling procedures that became effective on Monday. According to West Orange Health Officer Theresa DeNova, the employee ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Due to the current state of emergency and changing circumstances, the recycling schedule and procedures have changed and will be dual stream. Beginning the week of April 20,  all recyclable pick up will be specifically only taking glass bottles and jugs, aluminum beverage and ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – In preparation for Earth Hour, an annual worldwide movement that encourages individuals, communities and businesses to turn off non-essential lights between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. in order to shine a light on conservation awareness and climate change on March 28, the West Orange ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – In response to hearing about Essex County’s plans to expand the Turtle Back Zoo spending $8 million to build an additional amphitheater despite pushback from community members—including a growing list of nearly 12,000 residents who have petitioned to stop expansion—a group of ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 13th annual Essex County Deer Management Program, which aims to revitalize the forest ecology by reducing the number of deer in the area, will continue on Tuesday at South Mountain Reservation in West Orange, Maplewood and Millburn. The program, which also takes place at ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following the international COP25 (Conference of Parties) Climate Summit in Chile from Dec. 2-13, students at Liberty Middle School recently held a simulated summit of their own. The summit, which grew out of the Paris Climate Agreement, is organized by the United Nations. This ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — Out of the 35 entries in this year’s Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest hosted by the Essex County Environmental Center, two West Orange families earned second and third place in the “group/family” category for their distinctiveness, creative use of nature theme, use ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – After a recent council meeting where Councilwoman Susan McCartney announced West Orange Township’s partnership with Second Chance Toys as part of its recertification with Sustainable Jersey in order “keep plastic out of landfills,” residents were invited to “shop and swap” donated ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – A climate movement that has gained steam on an international scale has now come to West Orange thanks to a push from climate activist and Roosevelt Middle School student Svanfridur Mura. Although still too young to vote, Mura decided to take the issue of climate change into her ...

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