New trees come to South Orange streets in rare autumn planting

New trees come to South Orange streets in rare autumn planting

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Members of the South Orange Environmental Commission’s shade tree group have partnered with village government, the Department of Public Works and the NJ Tree Foundation to put together a program to purchase and plant 110 new trees for South Orange streets in all neighborhoods. The unusual autumn planting is scheduled to […]

Bloomfield School District obtains bronze level from Sustainable Jersey

Bloomfield School District obtains bronze level from Sustainable Jersey

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield School District science supervisor Lou Cappello presented the Sustainable Jersey Certification results to the Bloomfield Board of Education and district administrators at the BOE meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 21, saying that schools in the district have achieved the bronze level certification. The district as a whole does not apply to be […]

Belleville hosts first-ever community green fair at high school

Belleville hosts first-ever community green fair at high school

BELLEVILLE, NJ — More than 1,000 residents turned out for the township’s first-ever green fair, held Saturday, Sept. 18, at Belleville High School on Passaic Avenue. The three-hour event, a partnership between the township of Belleville and the Belleville Public Schools, attracted residents of all ages. The environmental fair focused on educating attendees about local […]

Bloomfield School District discusses sustainability at BOE meeting

Bloomfield School District discusses sustainability at BOE meeting

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Administrators in the Bloomfield School District addressed sustainability in the schools at the July 20 Board of Education meeting, after residents wrote in to the public comment portion of the meeting to ask about green initiatives. Solar panels were mentioned several times, with Assistant Superintendent Joe Fleres saying that, in order to […]

Laughter and landscapes: painting event raises money to keep Belleville green

Laughter and landscapes: painting event raises money to keep Belleville green

BELLEVILLE, NJ — A sip-and-paint event at Brix Restaurant in mid-July was a fundraiser for Green Belleville Civic Association, a group formed last year and dedicated to projects, outreach and education. It supports the township’s current Green Team, a group established by vote of the mayor and council in 2019 to pursue environmental stewardship and […]

Celebrate Arbor Day as grant brings 64 new trees to South Orange

Celebrate Arbor Day as grant brings 64 new trees to South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — New trees paid for by a grant from New Jersey Urban Community Forestry and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will begin being planted throughout South Orange in late April, just in time for Arbor Day on Friday, April 30.  The South Orange Environmental Commission and Green Team, which won […]

West Orange High School receives $10,000 Sustainable Jersey for Schools grant

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School has received a $10,000 Sustainable Jersey for Schools grant funded by the New Jersey Education Association. “We are so pleased and thankful for the awarding of this grant from Sustainable Jersey Schools,” West Orange Superintendent of Schools Scott Cascone said. “Not only does it represent a vital […]

River Day cleanup returns to South Orange for 10th year on May 2

River Day cleanup returns to South Orange for 10th year on May 2

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Green Team and Environmental Commission could not bear to spend another year out of the Rahway River. Like so many events, the annual community gathering to clean up South Orange’s section of the Rahway River — while celebrating environmental awareness and the watershed with music, art, fun and […]

Belleville’s first community garden takes root in Fairway Park

Belleville’s first community garden takes root in Fairway Park

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Belleville Township’s first community garden — where Jersey-fresh tomatoes, cool cucumbers and other delicious vegetables will soon sprout — has taken root at Fairway Park on Riverdale Avenue. The 12 vegetable garden planters, each measuring 4 feet by 8 feet, will soon be available to Belleville residents on a first-come, first-served basis […]

Belleville earns statewide recognition for efforts to be greener and cleaner

Belleville earns statewide recognition for efforts to be greener and cleaner

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Belleville has earned the bronze certification from Sustainable Jersey, which will honor the municipality at a virtual awards luncheon on Thursday, March 11. The township was one of 55 towns in New Jersey to attain the status for 2020. “This is a great recognition for Belleville,” Mayor Michael Melham said. “It shows […]

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