Archive for April 2022

Getting ‘Outside, Together’ in all NJ communities

By Jay Watson, Co-Executive Director Since the Covid-19 pandemic began two years ago, many people have rediscovered the joy of spending time in the great outdoors. Not only is being in the sunshine and fresh air good for physical and mental health, it’s a great way to gather with friends when socializing indoors isn’t safe.…

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There’s still time to avoid worst climate change impacts

By Tom Gilbert, Co-Executive Director Let’s face it, the news on climate change can be pretty frightening: extreme storms, record-breaking heat waves, out-of-control wildfires, sea level rise and associated flooding. But amid the bad news, there are glimmers of hope that humanity still has the ability to prevent the worst impacts of a warming climate.…

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A shot in the arm for recycling – and the environment

By Alison Mitchell, Co-Executive Director No matter where you live in New Jersey, blue recycling bins with their triangular-arrow logo are a familiar sight along rural, suburban and city streets. It’s been 35 years since a mandatory recycling law was signed by former Governor Tom Kean to reduce the amount of metal, glass, plastics, paper…

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Parks for all: Celebrating Frederick Law Olmsted’s 200th

By Jay Watson, Co-Executive Director New York’s world-famous Central Park is a place of tranquil beauty, 843 acres of rolling terrain, winding paths, scenic woodlands, sweeping lawns, wide lakes, meandering streams and areas set aside for active recreation. It would be easy for visitors to assume that this pastoral landscape came courtesy of Mother Nature,…

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