Sunday, May 1, 2011
Volunteers clean up the east branch of the Rahway River for a belated Earth Day celebration.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Joy Yagid
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Maplewood is clean and green and so is the east branch of the Rahway River that runs through Memorial Park, thanks to the Environmental Advisor Committee and about 40 volunteers — most of them children — who came out on a glorious day to pick up trash in the river. “We're doing this to keep the Rahway River clean,” said Sheila Baker Gujral, a member of the Environmental Advisor Committee. “We didn't do all of the Earth Day activities (two weeks ago) because of the school break. So we're doing this one now.” The Rahway, which runs through South Orange, Maplewood and Millburn, will become part of a bikeway/walkway between the three towns, according to Baker Gujral. Kids of all ages came out to pick up trash in and along the banks of the …
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Even the rain couldn't stop Maplewood from showing off sustainability initiatives to visitors from Taiwan.
When cabinet level officials from Taiwan (also known as the Republic of China) wanted to study how local municipalities in the U.S. were implementing sustainable "green" initiatives, the U.S. Department of State contacted Sustainable Jersey. And Sustainable Jersey contacted Maplewood Deputy Mayor for the Environment Fred Profeta. The result? A delegation of Taiwanese officials came to Maplewood from Manhattan today, boarded the jitney, visited the Maplewood Community Garden at Town Hall, toured the new LEED-certified Maplewood Municipal Court and Police Building on Springfield Avenue and enjoyed lunch at Verjus.
Friday, October 9, 2009
The Governor is scheduled visit the event in Memorial Park from noon to 1 p.m.
Governor Jon Corzine must have enjoyed his time in Maplewood last week. He can’t stay out of the township now; Corzine is coming back this weekend for Maplewood’s Green Day fair. Corzine is scheduled to be at the fair from noon to 1:00 pm and address the crowd from center stage. Maplewood Deputy Mayor Fred Profeta, who was instrumental in organizing the event, invited Corzine, and said that the Governor's attendance speaks well of the Green Day Fair. “It’s a real indication of the importance of the event,” Profeta said. Judging from attendance at previous Green Days, organizers expect the fair to attract about 4,000 people. In addition to Corzine’s speech, features include a 40-foot tall rock-climbing wall, environment-themed children’s …
Friday, September 18, 2009
Profeta and Leventhal outline green benefits to residents
Under the guidance of Township Committee member Fred Profeta, Maplewood continues to work toward the goal of becoming the greenest town in New Jersey—if not the country. A few examples of recent green initiatives include: Maplewoodisgreen.org, a new Web site under development; Green Drinks, a group devoted to sharing information about sustainability while enjoying organic wine and beer, next meeting is Sep. 22 at O’Reilly’s; and the annual Green Day environmental fair to be held on Oct. 10. Profeta and Vice Mayor Kathy Leventhal met with about two dozen Hilton Neighborhood Association members last night to talk about the recent grant awarded to Maplewood from Sustainable New Jersey and Wal-Mart. This $10,000 grant will be used to …