Dear EarthTalk: What are the major threats to the Great Lakes in the United States and what’s being done to address them? — Saul G., Racine, WI
Earth Day is coming soon – April 22. Celebrate the wondrous benefits of trees and make a wise investment by planting a shade tree in your yard!
“Going green” is a hot topic these days. More and more people are trying to make changes that reduce energy usage, minimize landfill waste and support environmental sustainability. In fact, 90 percent of Americans say they buy green products at least sometimes, according to market researcher Mintel.
WOODBRIDGE—Woodbridge Veterinary Group will be offering free dog behavior workshop: “100% Housebreaking and Home Freedom,” on Saturday, April 24, at 9 a.m.
NEW BRUNSWICK– Rutgers will open its New Brunswick and Piscataway campuses and classrooms to the public for the second annual Rutgers Day on April 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SPRINGFIELD—In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day (Thursday, April 22), the AAA New Jersey Automobile Club is encouraging motorists to recycle used automotive and marine batteries.
WOODBRIDGE – Phillip Gould will be discuss “New Perspectives on Renaissance Art and the Rise of Humanism” as the next speaker in the Barron Arts Center’s Dr. Stephen Kaplan Taste of the Arts Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. These lectures are free and everyone is welcome to attend.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK—On Thursday April 22, Middlesex County’s office of Rutgers Cooperative Extension invites you to celebrate the 40th birthday of the modern environmental movement, with Earth Day at the EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Avenue, South Brunswick, from 4 to 7 p.m.
MOUNTAINSIDE—On Sunday, April 25, at 2 p.m., the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts (NJWA) Concert Band under the direction of conductor Howard Toplansky will perform a spring concert at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 300 Central Avenue in Mountainside.
PISCATAWAY – On Sunday, April 25, at 2 pm, Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission and the Folklife Program for New Jersey present Traditional Jewish Folktales with Storyteller Rivka Willick at East Jersey Olde Town Village, 1050 River Road, Piscataway. This program is offered free of charge but advance registration is required.