Wednesday, May 15, 2013
May 16 meeting will feature information on volunteer opportunities in Maplewood and South Orange.
The Hilton Neighborhood Association will welcome Chris Dickson, one of the organizers of the monthly Rent Party concerts; Kerry Miller, the Rent Party Garden Manager; and Tracey Miller, the Green Team's coordinator of the Adopt a Park Site Program on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Avenue, Maplewood. This is an opportunity to learn about some imaginative volunteer programs in our community and to consider participating. Everyone is welcome to attend. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact email@example.com or 201-787-7688.
Monday, May 6, 2013
South Orange Elks Rent Party Garden is site of weekend class.
- GOING GREEN
Monday, May 6
On Saturday, May 4, the Maplewood, South Orange and Millburn Green Teams joined forces to host a Drip Irrigation Demonstration at the South Orange Elks Rent Party Garden. Participants learned by doing as they installed the drip irrigation system for the Rent Party Garden together.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Mark your calendars for April 27, a day of fun, eco-friendly food and activities for the entire family.
This article orginally ran on April 9. With over 80 vendors featuring the latest in eco-friendly products, local restaurants serving organic food, live music, a bike rodeo, a 25-foot rock climbing wall, and loads of activities and demonstrations for all ages, Maplewood's 6th Annual Green Day promises to be the best ever. The event -- New Jersey’s largest community green fair – is Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. at Memorial Park in Maplewood. Organizers expect over 4,000 attendees who will learn simple ways to make more planet-friendly, sustainable choices in their everyday lives. The event is held between Dunnell Rd. and Maplewood Ave., directly across from the NJ Transit Maplewood Station. "Our Green Day Fair is one of the …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
New initiative will kick off at Green Day on April 27
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Thursday, April 18
The Maplewood Green Team will launch a new program that encourages residents to 'adopt' a local green space to keep it clean, according to a press release issued by the group. The program, "Adopt-A-Park Site," will officially launch at Maplewood Green Day on Saturday, April 27. Maplewood Township boasts six public parks with a variety of amenities such as nature trails, ball fields, tennis courts, playgrounds and a duck pond. The parks are: Memorial Park, Walter Park, Maplecrest Park, Orchard Park, DeHart Park, and Milo Borden Park. The Green Team has divided the parks into manageable areas that are small enough for a family, organization or group to clear of trash in about an hour. By adopting a park site, each group is agreeing to …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Sixty people attended Green Team event to gather citizen input on environmental issues.
Last Wednesday night, Maplewood’s Green Team hosted a two-hour Citizen’s Eco-Forum to gather input from residents about priorities for environmental issues facing the town. Sixty people attended the event, which focused on six categories: natural resources, infrastructure, green economy, carbon footprint, green living and education. According to former mayor Fred Profeta, now serving as the Green Team Vice Chair, "The purpose of [the] event was to make sure that the public has an important voice in the growth of sustainability in Maplewood [and] I think we accomplished that.” Profeta addressed the group, as did 2013 Chair Jim LoStuto. Green Team member Shannon Roark served as moderator. Discussion topics were generated from the Green Team…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Residents, business owners invited to provide input on sustainability and green living.
Tuesday, January 22
The Maplewood Green Team -- which promotes sustainability practices and activities throughout town -- will host a Citizen's Eco-Forum on Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker Street. The forum, which is being co-hosted by the Township of Maplewood, will encourage input and generate ideas on environmental initiatives to improve Maplewood's future. "The Forum is organized by the Green Team Advisory Committee to bring together residents and businesses to inform the township on what additional green efforts are important for Maplewood," said Kathleen Leventhal, member of the committee and a Maplewood Township Committeewoman. "We are one of the greenest towns in NJ and are always looking to increase …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Police officers are promoted and LGBT Pride Month is proclaimed to a full house at tonight's meeting. Plus, info on an upcoming townwide property reassessment.
Tonight's Township Committee meeting was a bit more packed than usual, as Town Hall was filled with proud family, friends and supporters there to witness two events. (There were also an inordinate number of police cars in the parking lot.) The first happy event was Mayor Vic DeLuca proclaiming June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month in Maplewood -- the third such time he has made the designation -- to great applause from the audience. CJ Prince, co-founder of SOMA Pride, thanked the Mayor and reminded audience members about this weekend's upcoming SOMA Pride Festival, which will take place on Saturday, June 9 from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. in Memorial Park. "I can't think of any better place to have this event," said …