Archive for January 2021

Can ‘tiny forests’ help New Jersey’s cities?

What’s the size of about 10 car parking spots, improves air quality, attracts butterflies and other wildlife, and enhances biodiversity? It’s a “tiny forest!” While many folks think of forests as places big enough to get lost in, tiny forests can be small spots that are densely planted with native trees, shrubs and plants. You…

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A ‘green energy job’ future for New Jersey

In his State of the State address on January 12, Governor Phil Murphy pledged to help New Jersey emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic “stronger, fairer, and more resilient than before.” The pandemic has taken a terrible toll on New Jersey, and swift, expansive vaccinations will be one of the governor’s top priorities in pulling the…

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Catherine “Cam” Cavanaugh: Conservation Trailblazer

As a textbook editor, Catherine M. “Cam” Cavanaugh knew the importance of facts and grammar. As a conservationist, she understood the power of citizen action in protecting treasured places. As a recent retiree after a career of over 40 years, she was feeling bored. And as a volunteer on New Jersey Conservation Foundation’s board of…

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NJ environmental wins and losses of 2020

Twenty-twenty will go down in history as the year of the Covid-19 pandemic, with many lives lost, lockdowns, school and business closings, economic uncertainty and political divisions. In the midst of it all we found a silver lining as New Jerseyans embraced and enjoyed parks and green spaces. The past year this state we’re in…

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