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NorthJersey.com:Every day is Earth Day for two young activists


Ramapo grad Amanda Nesheiwat, above, coordinates environmental projects in Secaucus, including community gardens.
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The apartment basically looks like all the others in this complex on the campus of Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah. But the four students who share it have added some distinctive touches — such as the plants that line the sills of the dining area's huge L-shaped windows and the Aqua Farm on a kitchen counter.

"We have our goldfish, and his waste gives nutrients back to the plants — we're growing wheatgrass and kale," says Alexa Marques, a Ramapo College senior who will graduate next month with a degree in environmental studies. "And then the plants' roots filter the water back, so his water is clean.
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Patch.com:10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day All Year

      
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Founded in 1970 in the U.S. as a day of education about environmental issues, Earth Day is now a globally celebrated holiday.

Earth Day is this Tuesday, April 22. Although it's a great reminder to be environmentally conscious, there are plenty of simple ways you can celebrate the earth all year long. Here are just 10 ways you can be eco-friendly long after Earth Day is over:

1. Plant a tree: Trees produce oxygen and help reduce air pollution. A single tree can absorb 10 pounds of air pollutants a year, and produce nearly 260 pounds of oxygen, according to the nonprofit American Forests.  
  

New Jersey Herald:Earth Day celebrations under way


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FRANKFORD — It’s never too early to get a start on Earth Day festivities. And in that vein, Frankford Township School celebrated with an Earth Day birthday event April 10, to encourage saving the planet with a party flair.

Part of the day’s event was teaching students how they could reuse recyclable materials, rather than just throwing them out. All elements of the party and decorations included use of recycled materials. Students even donned party hats made from recyclables.

About 300 students rotated through the various stations set up during the day. The activities included bowling with recycled bottles as pins and a bean bag toss using bottles as well.


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Asbury Park Press: Petal pushers: N.J.'s gardens spring to life


Take advantage of the beautiful weather this month to enjoy outdoor gardening activities.
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Yes, the phrase may be all about April showers bringing May flowers, but why wait until then? There are plenty of opportunities this month to get outside and enjoy the blooms and blossoms of another spring season.

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NorthJersey.com: Ford cleanup in N.Y. goes further than plan for N.J.


This site in Ramapo, N.Y. will be the site of major excavation as part of the Ford cleanup.
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New York State has ordered Ford Motor Co. to remove almost all the toxic paint sludge that was trucked from its former Mahwah plant and dumped at a site in Rockland County, a stark contrast to a proposal by federal officials that would leave much of the automaker’s waste next to an Upper Ringwood neighborhood - See more at: www.northjersey.com/news/ford-cleanup-in-n-y-goes-further-than-plan-for-n-j-1.999381#sthash.Bo98xkzA.dpu
New York State has ordered Ford Motor Co. to remove almost all the toxic paint sludge that was trucked from its former Mahwah plant and dumped at a site in Rockland County, a stark contrast to a proposal by federal officials that would leave much of the automaker’s waste next to an Upper Ringwood neighborhood - See more at: www.northjersey.com/news/ford-cleanup-in-n-y-goes-further-than-plan-for-n-j-1.999381#sthash.Bo98xkzA.dpuf
New York State has ordered Ford Motor Co. to remove almost all the toxic paint sludge that was trucked from its former Mahwah plant and dumped at a site in Rockland County, a stark contrast to a proposal by federal officials that would leave much of the automaker’s waste next to an Upper Ringwood neighborhood - See more at: www.northjersey.com/news/ford-cleanup-in-n-y-goes-further-than-plan-for-n-j-1.999381#sthash.Bo98xkzA.dpuf

New York State has ordered Ford Motor Co. to remove almost all the toxic paint sludge that was trucked from its former Mahwah plant and dumped at a site in Rockland County, a stark contrast to a proposal by federal officials that would leave much of the automaker’s waste next to an Upper Ringwood neighborhood.

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New York State has ordered Ford Motor Co. to remove almost all the toxic paint sludge that was trucked from its former Mahwah plant and dumped at a site in Rockland County, a stark contrast to a proposal by federal officials that would leave much of the automaker’s waste next to an Upper Ringwood neighborhood - See more at: www.northjersey.com/news/ford-cleanup-in-n-y-goes-further-than-plan-for-n-j-1.999381#sthash.Bo98xkzA.dpuf
New York State has ordered Ford Motor Co. to remove almost all the toxic paint sludge that was trucked from its former Mahwah plant and dumped at a site in Rockland County, a stark contrast to a proposal by federal officials that would leave much of the automaker’s waste next to an Upper Ringwood neighborhood - See more at: www.northjersey.com/news/ford-cleanup-in-n-y-goes-further-than-plan-for-n-j-1.999381#sthash.Bo98xkzA.dpuf
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NJ.com: West Deptford residents press DEP for answers over water contamination


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WEST DEPTFORD TWP. — Officials from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will be meeting on May 1 with representatives from Solvay Solexis to, among other things, determine where to begin testing private wells for water contamination.

Four officials from the DEP attended Thursday night’s West Deptford committee meeting, during which they stated the plastics company, which has already tested public wells in the township, will be legally bound to test “all wells of concern, whether they are public or private.”


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Press Release: Stockton Featured in ‘The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition’




Galloway Township, NJ- The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review, an education services company known for its test prep programs and college rankings, ratings, and guidebooks. Stockton College is featured in the fifth annual edition of the free downloadable book, “The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges."

In the guide's profile on Stockton, The Princeton Review highlights the school's “ahead-of-its-time geothermal heating and cooling system,” which was installed to save energy for all buildings that comprised the academic complex in 1993, and notes the project’s expansion to provide up to 1,650 tons of cooling capacity to the modern campus.


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New Jersey Hills: Roxbury to request dump soil sample data from state


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ROXBURY TWP. – If a Superior Court judge won’t allow the township to take soil samples at the former Fenimore landfill site, the township will formally request the results of samples the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) already has.

When the Township Council met on Tuesday, April 8, the council agreed to formally request- via the Open Public Records Act- (OPRA) – any records the DEP has on what type of materials is contained in the soil samples it took on the Mooney Mountain site.


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CentralJersey.com: ROBBINSVILLE: Township Set to Buy 10 Acres of Open Space


Robbinsville bought ten acres of land in between two parks.
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The township is moving forward to purchase a land situated between two Robbinsville parks on Meadowbrook Road.

An ordinance was introduced unanimously at the April 10 council meeting to authorize the purchase, which will be done through open space funds, according to township officials.

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The Record: Hannam Mart in Fort Lee Fined $22,950 by Feds


Hannam Mart is being fined for carrying insecticides that were not properly tested like those that kill mosquitoes
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A supermarket that specializes in Asian-made products will pay a $22,950 fine for selling imported insecticides and antibacterial cleaning products that were not properly tested in the United States to ensure that they would not sicken people, federal authorities said on Wednesday.


A supermarket that specializes in Asian-made products will pay a $22,950 fine for selling imported insecticides and antibacterial cleaning products that were not properly tested in the United States to ensure they would not sicken people, federal authorities said on Wednesday. - See more at: www.northjersey.com/news/business/hannam-mart-in-fort-lee-fined-22-950-by-feds-1.998244#sthash.0BA3bJgY.dpuf
A supermarket that specializes in Asian-made products will pay a $22,950 fine for selling imported insecticides and antibacterial cleaning products that were not properly tested in the United States to ensure they would not sicken people, federal authorities said on Wednesday. - See more at: www.northjersey.com/news/business/hannam-mart-in-fort-lee-fined-22-950-by-feds-1.998244#sthash.0BA3bJgY.dpuf
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