Thursday, May 9, 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.
- GOING GREEN
Thursday, May 9
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 Bridgewater, check out our jobs page. …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Play a game that also teaches about our natural environment — our backyard swamp!
Sometimes there's just not enough days to go around, but each week we'll give you an idea of something to do to relax, spend time with family and just take some time for yourself. On April 28, you can celebrate Earth Day and also go on an exciting scavenger hunt when Somerset County's Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge presents the 5th annual Project E.A.R.T.H. (Environment.Awareness .Responsibility.Teaching.Hope) celebration. Project E.A.R.T.H — Swamp Search! will provide adventure, exercise and even cool prizes after a hunt along the EEC's trails that will also educate participants about the importance of the Great Swamp as an ecological and recreational resource. The event is scheduled for 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Here's how to celebrate the upcoming holidays with an eye towards conserving resources.
Submitted by Iris Houlihan Easter and Passover are fast approaching and that often means entertaining family and friends. Make the holidays, or any gathering, an occasion to remember with unique table décor and of course your favorite recipes. Fortunately you can still prepare meals on a large scale and create a festive setting while going green. Try incorporating a few of these ideas for a stunning, eco-friendly affair: Iris Houlihan is a Hillsborough-based interior designer. Her work was named "Best Of Houzz" for 2012 in the social media website's annual survey of readers.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Residents are encouraged to recycle electronics at the new public works facility.
The township is continuing its recycling agreement with the county for curbside pickup throughout the year. The council unanimously approved the continuation of the recycling program at the March 4 council meeting. The pickup for curbside recyclable materials is done at $23.85 per household for 2012, with 16,667 households to be serviced in total. That total will not exceed $397,507.95. This recycling program is continued from previous years, and the costs are the same as in previous years. “There is no increase from the previous year, it’s stable,” township administrator James Naples said. The county, Naples said, is moving toward single stream recycling for Green Brook and South Bound Brook, which would not require the separation of …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Maintain a healthy garden and relax at a workshop on how to prune your own environment.
Sometimes there's just not enough days to go around, but each week we'll give you an idea of something to do to relax, spend time with family and just take some time for yourself. Even if spring isn't quite here yet, you can put yourself in the frame of mind for some relaxing and healthful gardening at an upcoming workshop that will show you how to prune your own private greenery to make it healthy and beautiful. The staff at Somerset County's Leonard J. Buck Garden in Far Hills will herald spring with “Pruning Fundamentals,” a workshop that will help the homeowner improve landscaping techniques. The workshop is scheduled to be presented the county's rock and foliage garden at 11 Layton Road in Far Hills from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Don't send that chair to the dump—reduce waste by redecorating.
“Green” has been a buzzword in the world of interior design for a number of years. This is not because emerald green is this year’s color of the year. Instead, we’re talking about sustainability and environmentally-friendly design elements. What is necessary for our survival, depends directly or indirectly on the natural environment. Therefore, the aim of sustainable design is to use practices, products and materials that allow both humans and nature to thrive, while taking social, economic, aesthetic and ecological issues into account. This may include: A focus on sustainability and being green does require research. For example, bamboo, which is often referred to as a green material, is certainly very sustainable, but may not actually be…
Monday, February 25, 2013
The effort is to save energy and reduce the carbon footprint.
The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center is organizing its fifth annual Eco-Rally to continue efforts to save energy and reduce the carbon footprint. According to a release from the commission, between April 1 and April 15, those participating in the rally will begin keeping a daily log of everyday tasks they do that reduce energy and promote greener lifestyles. Such actions, the release said, could include turning off lights when leaving a room, walking instead of driving, using reusable bags when shopping, planting a native tree or carrying lunch in a reusable container. Those participating in the rally, the release said, are also being asked to create a display of images that represent their contributions to …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Bridgewater is known to be very environmentally conscious, saving energy through solar panels, building a LEED-certified municipal complex and other work being done to help the Earth. So with Holidays on the Net declaring today National Cut Your Energy Costs Day, we offer five ways to be environmentally conscious, both for energy and other savings, in your own homes. Want some more great green tips? Check out ones submitted by the Bridgewater Township Environmental Commission.