DeLuca and various EC towns win Sustainable Jersey awards

DeLuca and various EC towns win Sustainable Jersey awards

EWING, NJ — On Nov. 19, Sustainable Jersey announced the recipients of the 2019 Sustainable Jersey municipal awards at the annual Sustainable Jersey luncheon held during the New Jersey League of Municipality Conference in Atlantic City. Maplewood Mayor Victor DeLuca received the Mayor Art Ondish Leadership Award, and 2019 Collaboration Award was given to Glen […]

Morrow Church is going solar to protect God’s creation

Morrow Church is going solar to protect God’s creation

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A long-held ambition of the Morrow Church Green Team is about to be realized. Solar panels installed on the roof of the church’s Fellowship Hall will soon begin generating about half of the church’s electricity needs, another step forward in the congregation’s ongoing effort to increase its sustainability, according to a release […]

Maplewood passes resolution against zoo expansion

West Orange Town Council plans to draft resolution against expanding the zoo's footprint

Maplewood passes resolution against zoo expansion

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — County residents continue to voice opposition to the Turtle Back Zoo amphitheater proposed by County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. earlier this summer, with several towns speaking out against the project. The Maplewood Township Committee passed a resolution at its Aug. 6 meeting asking the county to suspend expansion of the Aug. […]

Greener To-Go hits South Orange, Maplewood and Millburn

MAPLEWOOD / MILLBURN / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — During the weekend, from Jan. 11 to 13, the Green Teams of Maplewood, Millburn and South Orange joined together for Greener To-Go, a joint initiative made possible through a grant from Sustainable Jersey and funded by the PSEG Foundation. Through Greener To-Go, three participating restaurants made a […]

River Day flows into its 8th year

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The weather is finally warming, flowers are blooming and birds are singing. Unfortunately plastic bags are also flying, bottles are floating and snack wrappers adorn our river’s banks. It must be time for River Day, South Orange’s annual, community gathering to clean up the village’s section of the Rahway River and […]

South Orange and Maplewood pledge to skip plastic

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Businesses, shoppers and town governments are joining forces to help SOMA kick the plastic habit on the first weekend in May. Beginning May 3, the campaign will culminate on May 6 with River Day, a cleanup of the Rahway River, which runs through both Maplewood and South Orange. The […]

Maplewood Green Day is back

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood will host its ninth Green Day fair to demonstrate simple ways that every person can make more planet-friendly, sustainable choices in their lives on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Memorial Park. The fair is a community celebration with live music, how-to demonstrations and eco-vendors, environmental organizations, […]

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