Saturday, May 4, 2013
Here are some family activities you can do to foster environmentalism. Sponsored by Sony.
Very few events are celebrated around the globe, but Earth Day is. This year, it’s come and gone. But we’re here to ask: What can we do to show our love of the earth on that day, and every day? On May 31st, Sony will release After Earth, an action-packed movie that takes place 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity to leave. It’s the kind of scenario that makes you want to donate to Greenpeace, recycle everything, and start biking every where, immediately. So, in honor of Earth Day, Patch has teamed up with Sony to present these ideas for making every day Earth Day. How can we make every day Earth Day? Begin with little things. Easy things. Obvious things. Things we take for granted each day, and use and/or abuse because …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Learn who founded Earth Day and why we celebrate it April 22.
Monday marks the 44th annual Earth Day, a celebration that began in 1970 as a protest movement against pollution. Here are five facts about why we go "green" every April 22. 1. We have late U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson (D-WI) to thank for the official Earth Day celebration. But many credit John McConnell, an activist who proposed the day at a National UNESCO Conference in 1969, with founding Earth Day. While McConnell’s earlier Earth Day Proclamation received support from top United Nations officials, Nelson's work to have national teach-ins on April 22, 1970, spurred the national movement that became known as Earth Day. Both men are commonly referred to as Earth Day’s founders. 2. Nelson’s push for Earth Day stemmed from years of frustration …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Governor offers no official recognition of Earth Day
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
by Tom Johnson, NJSpotlight.com Earth Day passed, if not away, then at least quietly in New Jersey yesterday. There were an array of small events, but not the usual big ceremonies celebrating the state’s once unyielding commitment to the environment, a record embellished by some of the nation’s toughest laws to protect the air, water and public from harmful pollution. Gov. Chris Christie, the target of criticism from environmentalists during his tenure, failed to even acknowledge the day. Asked whether that reflected his interest in the environment, his spokesman, Michael Drewniak, responded: “It signifies nothing and the premise of your loaded question is false and offensive.’’ David Pringle, campaign director of the New Jersey …
Friday, April 22, 2011
Youngsters learn the importance of doing their part to help the planet.
Kids, mothers, and grandmothers gathered at the Wayne library Tuesday for an Earth Day themed craft and story time. Nora Feit of the Wayne Junior Women’s Club presented the event. Feit educated 13 children between the ages of 3 and 5 on recycling and the importance of conservation of energy, water and natural resources. Feit, who has 4-year-old twins Sami and Evan, demonstrated the craft, which was a potted plant made from ordinary household materials. “Today we’ll be making a potted plant from things you might find around the house. We’re learning that you can take things like Popsicle sticks and flowerpots to make something new. That’s called recycling.” The children went right to work. Mothers and grandmothers assisted them when they …
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Senior: 'There's all kinds of small steps people can take to help the planet.'
Students at William Paterson University Tuesday planted Pink Dogwood trees and tie-dyed recycled T-shirts in celebration of Earth Day. Earth Day is Friday, April 22. The annual celebration came a few days early because the university is closed for Good Friday that day. Students made crafts using old plastic water bottles. Others made smoothies using organic produce; Corrado's Market on Berdan Avenue donated the fruit. Marisol Garcia tie-dyed recycled T-shirts green and yellow to give them a more Earth-friendly look. "There's all kinds of small steps people can take to help the planet," Garcia said. "Old T-shirts can be stitched up, stuffed, and used as pillows. Jeans can be turned into quilts and blankets. These aren't radical steps, it's…
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Coffee pods, T-shirts get second life at annual event.
William Paterson University hosted its annual "Green-A-Fair" Thursday afternoon. Various student- and college-run groups gathered to promote environmental awareness. The group that runs the university's Community Garden hosted a table. The group is using the garden to grow vegetables and plants. The Outdoor Club and university's Environmental Science Department worked together to recycle single-servce coffee pods into planters. Each table at the Green-a-fair event featured a plant, which will be planted across the campus April 19.