Dear EarthTalk: I don’t hear much about the environmental impacts of our consumer culture any more, but it seems to me that our “buy, buy, buy” mentality is a major contributor to our overuse of energy and resources. Are any organizations addressing this issue today? – M. Oakes, Miami, FL
PERTH AMBOY – The city’s third annual family day is being planned for Saturday, Aug. 20, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the waterfront, off Sadowski Parkway.
STATE — The Raritan Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross recently announced the members of the Executive Board of Trustees for the 2011-2012 year.
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – Bicycling is a healthy way to experience the outdoors and incorporate physical activity into an individual’s daily life. It’s a flexible activity – not limited to certain ages or intensity levels – that keeps people moving, helps with weight control, and provides enjoyment.
LINDEN – Linden’s Department of Public Property and Community Services is seeking volunteers to assist with the Nutrition Program, Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
NEW BRUNSWICK — It could be an auto accident or a disagreement with a neighbor over a backyard tree. For whatever reason, most people at some point in their lives will find themselves in a municipal courtroom. Knowing what to expect can help prepare you for your day in court.
LINDEN — Members of the Linden Ceramic Club display their newly created pieces. The club welcomes new members. If interested, call 1-908-925-2050.
EDISON — On July 30, the local Marine Corps Toys for Tots went to Kiddie Keep Well Camp in Edison to provide a barbecue lunch for the campers. All of the food was provided through donations procured by the Marines. They were assisted in cooking by volunteers from the Edison Elks Club.
LINDEN – The Linden Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading Club offers members chances to win prizes funded by the Friends of Linden Library, Incorporated.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Air National Guard Airman Kerece L. Gopie-Saleem and Air Force Airman Sharmae Ann A. Bernardo have graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
LINDEN – Linden children at the Al Kalla Day Camp recently enjoyed an end-of-season “Fun Day.” (All photos courtesy of Linden)
STATE — Chief Justice Stuart Rabner announced that Superior Court Judge John C. Kennedy will be elevated to the Appellate Division effective Sept. 1.
EDISON — Middlesex County artists over age 60 who participated in the Middlesex County Department of Senior Services Senior Art Contest view their work at The Studio Art Gallery in the Middlesex County College Performing Arts Center in Edison.