STATE – As gasoline prices climb towards the $4 mark, it seems likely that Americans may cut back on summer travel plans.
HIGHLAND PARK – Highland Park was designated as Climate Showcase Community where leaders will encourage borough stakeholders to reduce the municipality’s carbon footprint.
TRENTON – State Senator Joseph F. Vitale, sponsor of the New Jersey Hero Act to increase organ donation in the Garden State, urged New Jersey residents to celebrate “Donate Life Month,” by signing up to be an organ donor in April.
FT. LEE – Shoppers believe that manufacturers should use more environmentally-friendly packaging for their products, but are unwilling to bear the burden of the green initiative, according to data collected by Perception Research Services.
CRANFORD — Mark your calendars for the American Heart Association Mid-Jersey Start! Heart Walk on Saturday, June 4, at Nomehagen Park in Cranford.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK — On Saturday, May 14, Middlesex County’s Agricultural Extension Office will present a garden workshop from 10 AM to Noon at the EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave, South Brunswick. The topic presented will be “Native Plant Landscaping”. The fee for the workshop is $20. This will be a Classroom & Outdoor Workshop
PERTH AMBOY–As part of Raritan Bay Medical Center’s (RBMC) ongoing growth and renewal program, the medical center celebrated the opening of new Outpatient and Imaging Suites in the refurbished Perth Amboy Blue Wing April 14.
RAHWAY — Need a final cookie fix for the year? Well, Girl Scout Troop #41312 may be able to help. The troop is having its final cookie sale on Friday, April 22, from 11-3 p.m. in front of the Rahway Train Station.
Dear EarthTalk: We have an invasion of phragmites in the wetlands bordering our neighborhood. I understand they are a non-native plant that, if left unchecked, will overrun the whole ecosystem. How does one remedy this situation in an eco-friendly way? — Jeff Willets, via e-mail