Students light up annual Earth Hour event at Edison NHP

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Just as the concept for the annual worldwide Earth Hour event has evolved, so too has the West Orange Environmental Commission’s annual event at Thomas Edison National Historical Park, held on March 14 and featuring a wide range of environmental initiatives. WOEC Chairman Mike Brick served as emcee for the event […]

Residents, officials: We must save trees

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Town forester John Linson’s contract was renewed for the 2018 calendar year with a vote of 4-1 at the Jan. 23 West Orange Township Council meeting, with Councilman Joe Krakoviak being the only opposing vote. At the meeting residents and council members expressed concerns about both the town’s tree ordinance and […]

Liter of Light returns to WO at end of national tour

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School students became engineers Monday, Dec. 11, when they gathered to build circuits with Liter of Light, a nonprofit organization that aims to bring affordable and sustainable solar light to people without access to electricity. A crowd of students, teachers and town officials came together to make the […]

West Orange struggles to save ash trees

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Thousands of local ash trees are under threat of ash yellows disease and emerald ash borers, prompting West Orange and the West Orange Environmental Commission to investigate ways to save as many of the town’s trees as possible. According to town forester John Linson, the outbreak of diseased trees is currently […]

Del Guercio receives N.J. Clean Communities Education Award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School technology and engineering supervisor Ryan Del Guercio received a New Jersey Clean Communities Education Award at the 14th annual NJCC Awards Dinner at Pleasantdale Chateau on May 25. Del Guercio received the award for his innovative “Liter of Light” curriculum that teaches students about solar power, light-emitting […]

WOEC promotes use of online marketplace for solar panels

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Environmental Commission will soon start promoting an online marketplace in which residents can obtain free cost estimates on solar panels from approximately 450 different contractors. WOEC Chairman Mike Brick said his group will soon start working with EnergySage to create a website specifically for West Orange, which the […]

2017 Earth Day event in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township of West Orange will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteer with the West Orange Open Space and Recreation Commission and the West Orange Environmental Commission to help create “The Gardens @ The Rock” by planting 500 tree seedlings from the NJ […]

West Orange celebrates Earth Hour, vows to be sustainable

West Orange celebrates Earth Hour, vows to be sustainable

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Environmental Commission hosted its annual gathering to commemorate Earth Hour on March 23 at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park Visitor Center. Earth Hour is an initiative by the World Wide Fund for Nature that encourages people to turn off their lights for climate-change awareness. Days before a […]

UPDATE: Celebrate WO Earth Hour

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Environmental Commission will sponsor the West Orange Earth Hour on Thursday, March 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. This event, held at the Thomas Edison Museum at 221 Main St. in West Orange, is in celebration of the global Earth Hour on March 25, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. […]

WOHS students teach others to build solar circuits

WOHS students teach others to build solar circuits

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School students in Katie Gardner’s engineering and design solutions class had the opportunity to show off their skills on Feb. 27 as they instructed administrators, Board of Education members and community members how to construct solar circuits. In 2016 students first constructed the circuitry as part of the […]