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 […]

West Orange commits to saving the monarch butterflies

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Last year, the West Orange Environmental Commission did its part to help the dwindling monarch butterfly population by giving out 400 milkweed plants — the only place where adult monarchs will lay their eggs and the only food that monarch caterpillars will eat — to residents, who planted them in their […]