Wednesday, May 8, 2013
District 26 to share $440,000 worth of state Clean Communities grants this year.
Both North Caldwell and West Caldwell will see an increase in Clean Communities grant funding in 2013 as the state will award $12,342.31 and $19,258.52, respectively, to the municipalities. Funding increases for the Clean Communities grants, which are mostly used to promote recycling, in 13 District 26 municipalities were announced by state Assemb. BettyLou DeCroce Tuesday. "I want to thank Gov. Christie’s administration for increasing the Clean Community grants this year,” DeCroce said. “The funding will help municipalities generate more recycling, which lowers trash collection costs for taxpayers and helps the environment.” Clean Communities grant funding in District 26 will total $440,000 in 2013, an increase of about $65,300 over last…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Want to make a real difference in the world? Consider one of these seven "green" careers that help protect -- and improve -- our planet. Provided by Jobs at AOL.
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Tuesday, May 7
The following story was provided by AOLJobs.com By Debra Auerbach for CareerBuilder Have you ever had an itch to quit your job and instead do work that makes a real difference in the world? In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we've compiled a list of seven jobs that help people live a better life – from the buildings they work and live in, to the energy that fuels their homes, to the air they breathe. 1. Conservation scientist: Conservation scientists are hired to help preserve and protect natural habitats. They usually work with landowners and federal, state and local governments to find the best ways to use and improve the land while conserving the environment.* If you’re looking for a green job in The Caldwells, check out our jobs …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Caldwell Environmental Commission sponsors Earth Day/Arbor Day contest.
“Trees are terrific!” is the theme of the Caldwell Environmental Commission’s Earth Day/Arbor Day 2013 Contest, Chairman Ann Marchioni announced this week. To broaden its reach, the contest is open to all Caldwell residents this year, Marchioni said, as well as Caldwell-West Caldwell students in age categories ranging from kindergarten through college. Grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 are asked to answer the question, “What is your favorite tree and why?” with their submission. The winner in each of these categories will receive $25. Grades 9-12, college students and residents are posed the questions, “What is the value of trees? How do they inspire us?” The winner in these categories will receive $40. Entries could be anything from a poster or an …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
James Caldwell High School's Environmental Protection Club holds second swap event.
It's kind of like a yard sale, but everything is free. It's sort of a swap, however you don't have to give something to take something. The James Caldwell High School Environmental Protection Club held its second "Swaptacular" of the school year Tuesday afternoon, where students brought an assortment of items they no longer needed or wanted — including books, CDs, games and jewelry — and laid them out on the cafeteria tables after school. The high school library also provided a cart-full of free books. The teens were welcome to browse and take whatever they wanted from about 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. The first "Swaptacular" was held in December, according to club president Malek Ismail. "It's just a way to keep things out of landfills," Ismail …
Students from James Caldwell High School and Grover Cleveland Middle School team up to raise awareness about global climate change and the environment.
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Tuesday, March 12
Students from James Caldwell High School, West Caldwell, and Grover Cleveland Middle School, Caldwell, are working together to educate fellow students and others on global climate change. Members of the high school’s and middle school’s Environmental Protection Clubs (EPCs) teamed up this year to build awareness of global climate change and promote greener ways of living. Following several annual clean-up activities at the high school courtyard last fall, 14 members of the EPCs attended the Teen Summit on Climate Change on Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Rutgers Cook College campus. The students worked with Rutgers University scientists to learn about climate change science and to develop community service projects that apply their climate …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Caldwell Police remind residents state law prohibits idling for more than three minutes. No idling signs available from DEP.
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Tuesday, March 5
Idling your car is bad for air quality and could be bad for your wallet. The Caldwell Police Department is reminding residents that idling a vehicle for more than three minutes is prohibited by state law. The offense carries a fine of $250 and a slew of health risks, according to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. The DEP says while one car or truck's emissions may be low, the cumulative effect of millions of vehicles on the road each day in the state has a significant impact on air quality. As part of an effort to educate residents, "No Idling" signs were placed in school zones in Caldwell and West Caldwell in the fall. "While waiting for children outside of the schools, please turn off your vehicles," stated a recent…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Here is a list of ways to live a greener lifestyle, plus some resources to help you go green right here in the Caldwells.
If you aren’t ready to throw some solar panels on the roof and ditch your power company, but would like to save some money by living a greener life, here are 20 tips to help you get started. Around the house: 1. Buy food, including spices and flour, in bulk. You’ll save money and reduce the amount of packaging that goes in the trash. ShopRite and Stop & Shop in West Caldwell offer bulk food options. 2. Make sure your thermostat is set properly. Lowering the default settings during the summer and at night could save you almost $200 a year, according to Energy Star. More tips at energystar.gov. 3. Insulate your hot water heater. To see if you need to insulate, touch your heater. If it is warm to the touch, it needs additional insulation. You…